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Celebrity for the day

A resident at Marquis Centennial was recently a celebrity for the day, picked up in a bright red 2013 Ferrari FF on Friday, Feb. 22.

“Vroom, vroom!” Harold Salsgiver said before Art Smith of Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo chauffeured him to Shari’s. His mother, sister and Marquis Centennial staff cheered him on.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS: MARQUIS CENTENNIAL - Harold Salsgiver, from left, with his sister Linda Christianson, mother Eileen Burgy and car owner Art Smith of Ron Tonkin Gran Truismo.

After feasting on a cinnamon roll with Pepsi, Harold declared he was going to be like Spiderman, climbing the walls with all the sugar he had eaten.

Harold, who has developmental delays, has been a Marquis Centennial resident since he fell and had orthopedic surgery. He had lived at the facility with his brother, Dan, who had recently been struck by a car.

by: CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS: MARQUIS CENTENNIAL - Harold Salsgiver gets ready to head out in Art Smith's Ferrari FF.

At one point, Harold wanted to order a slice of pie for Dan, but early Friday morning, Dan had died at Adventist Medical Center after collapsing in a bathroom.

“The event was a new chapter in so many ways,” wrote Lauren Mosbrucker, medical records director of Marquis Centennial. “It was a way to celebrate Harold and to honor Dan. It was the beginning of a transition from grieving to healing.”




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