VGM and U.S. Rehab Honor the Loss of a Great Friend

Published in Complex Rehab on April 14, 2020

“Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life. You don't have to live forever. You just have to live.” - Natalie Babbitt

We at the VGM and U.S. Rehab family lost a great friend in the last week who was a leader in the industry and a revolutionary for our industry. Barbara Alethea Barrett Yule founded Travis Medical thirty-one years ago. With the help of her two sons, Chris and Justin Yule, this company has turned into one of the top rehab providers in the country. It is this type of leadership and tenacity that keeps our industry in the hands of the independent provider, which is someone who  had a vision to start a business that provides service and care to those who are unable to care for themselves. Meeting the huge need for this equipment and providing the understanding of how to use this equipment to cope with any type of limitation is what Travis Medical has done for 31 years. It was so evident in Barbara. If you ever had the opportunity to meet her you would understand.

In this time of loss, we at VGM and U.S. Rehab want to share our deepest condolences with the family and the staff at Travis Medical. We understand your pain as we have lost our own founder,  Van G. Miller, and to this day his legacy lives on through what we do each and every day. I know that this same legacy continues to live through the Travis Medical family as well.  Please continue what Barbara started as a leader and a revolutionary to the industry we call complex rehab technology.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” - Steve Jobs

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson 

This final group of great quotes reflects Barbara and her legacy at Travis Medical.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/statesman/obituary.aspx?n=barbara-alethea-barrett&pid=195928033

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