Updated: Oct 9, 2019

Emily Meindertsma is one of Concept Rehab’s newest Physical Therapists in the state of Michigan who took a leap of faith in a brand new community after moving from Virginia soon after she got married. A sense of community and belonging has always been an important facet in Emily’s life and she was determined to build these new relationships in her new home state. Emily and her husband quickly became involved in their church where they made connections with amazing people very similar to them—devoted to helping others.

Hope Water International

Hope Water International is an organization launched in 2017 that raises money to build wells to provide clean water in Africa. Without these wells, individuals have to walk miles for unclean water that can lead to death among the youth due to infection as well as unsafe conditions for women traveling alone.

“Access to clean water is foundational to the development of any community. It restores hope and unlocks potential, bringing life back to a community.” - Hope Water International

Hope Water International partners with communities to bring clean water to the people of Kenya, Uganda, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Emily’s church is one of the many partners of HWI that delivers a fun, highly personal race experience for people of all ages.

2019 Grand Rapids Marathon