AARC.org: Dad’s struggle with ALS inspires respiratory therapy student

Dewayne Garrett has ALS, and his son Tyler is pursuing respiratory therapy at Augusta University to help patients like his father.

Allied health student Tyler Garrett was initially attracted to the respiratory care profession because he grew up with asthma as a kid. But it was his dad’s disease that really sealed the deal for him.

A former law enforcement officer, Dewayne Garrett is battling ALS, and Tyler said that seeing the respiratory therapist work with his dad in the clinic confirmed his calling.

American Association for Respiratory Care: Dad’s struggle with ALS inspires respiratory therapy student
Oct. 12, 2016
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Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Director of Communications for Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic at 706-721-9760 or mparrish@augusta.edu.

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