Betty Ford

Former First Lady Betty Ford recently celebrated her 93rd birthday.  Most of us associate her with the alcohol and substance abuse recovery treatment center she created. But she was and is much more.

Her public battle with breast cancer encouraged hundreds of thousands of women to have a mammography, saving countless lives. And her in-depth study of addiction issues pointed her to women with AIDS, whose unique problems led to substance abuse; and to her testifying before Congress in favor of health care coverage.

As a young woman, Mrs. Ford made regular visits to hospitals for disabled children and first witnessed the potential for rehabilitation.

We thank her for her groundbreaking efforts and wish the former First Lady continued health and happiness.

To learn more about this and other topics, as well as the Elder Care services that we provide under “The Elder Law Umbrella”, call The Law Offices of Alice Reiter Feld and Associates  at 954.726.6602 or visit www.florida-elderlaw.com

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