One of our very own, Mary Vacala, was recently featured in Savannah Morning News. In addition to serving as a full-time physician assistant here at Chatham Orthopaedic Associates, Mary is also the athletic trainer for the U.S. Paralympic men’s wheelchair basketball team.
Vacala will be traveling with the team to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 summer Paralympics, in addition to working with the players leading up to the Games. “They are amazing athletes and they are the greatest guys. Everyone of them has the coolest story,” says Vacala in the article.
Before her role with the U.S. Paralympic men’s basketball team, Vacala became the medical director for the U.S. Paralympic women’s basketball team in 2000 and traveled to the Games in Sydney, Australia and four years later in Athens, Greece. She looks forward to Rio this summer and is hopeful that her team brings home the gold.