Former patients of HealthSouth Columbia to throw honorary first pitches at FireFlies game on July 4

WHO: Current HealthSouth Columbia patient Robert Demailly, who is part of the inpatient rehabilitation hospital’s amputee program, and former patient Allen Clemmons, whose life was saved by 9-year-old neighbor Malachi Coffey after he was trapped under his car, will throw first pitches at the baseball game. Malachi is also expected to be in attendance.

WHAT: First pitches by former HealthSouth Columbia patients

WHEN: Game begins Wednesday, July 4 at 6:05 p.m. First pitches will take place at 5:45pm.

WHERE: Spirit Communications Park: 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, South Carolina

WHY: HealthSouth Columbia will be sponsoring the game under their new name and brand of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia, which converts on July 1. The inpatient rehabilitation hospital will continue to provide the same high-quality post-acute care for patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries. This is a way to celebrate the success of independence of two remarkable patients.

INTERVIEWS: If you would like to interview either Robert or Allen, please contact Jessica Burriss at 803-401-1325 before the game, and we will be happy to arrange it.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Midlands of South Carolina, the hospital is located at 2935 Colonial Drive and on the Web at

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