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Wendy can’t wait to get back in her shoes 

Wendy Long has been living in Rhode Island for her entire life and has been happy to spend her time raising a family and working for wonderful companies in the area. Back in high school, Wendy started working part-time for Verizon and even met her husband there, and after 30 years of work, Wendy and her husband were able to retire and spend more time enjoying their family.

Wendy has always been on the move and loves to keep busy, and when she retired, she had a lot of free time on her hands. After a few years in retirement, Wendy learned that her friend, a local realtor, needed a part-time administrative assistant, so Wendy was happy to jump in and help on the weekends. Now, she's happy to say that she's spent the past 12 years there, and truly enjoys the work.    

When Wendy’s not spending her time at work, she loves to spend time with family and friends. One of her favorite actives is crafting with her best friend. They’ve known each other since 1st grade, and over the last 60 years, they have stayed the closest of friends. Now, they enjoy crafting together, “we love to do crafts for fun, but if someone in one of our families is having a party then we’re happy to make the decorations and centerpieces” she smiled.  

Wendy also loves to get out and try new things with her husband, they love going to new restaurants in the area and finding new activities to do. Recently, they even moved to South Kingstown to be closer to the beach. Wendy loves staying active, but last February that all changed when she was getting out of her car and felt a pop in her ankle. Wendy took a trip to the emergency room and they gave her a boot to help the sprain, but when the boot didn’t do the trick, she decided to go to an orthopedic specialist to see what else was wrong. 

After finding out she frayed a tendon, and that she needed 2 surgeries to repair it, she started physical therapy treatments with Dr. Jennifer Furlong at the