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International Cerebral Palsy Patient Finds Help at Gillette
Feb 10, 2016

International Cerebral Palsy Patient Finds Help at Gillette

A Venezuelan mother's prayers are answered as her daughter receives treatment for cerebral palsy at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul, Minn. She is so grateful she writes an emotional letter of thanks to Dr. Tom Novacheck and his medical team. “Words are not big enough to thank you for everything you have done for our daughter Yael. No word is good enough to express our gratitude for helping our daughter have a better quality of life and to overcome the challenges she’s had since birth,” she writes.
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Preparation Provides Calm Before Orthopedic Surgery
Feb 10, 2016

Preparation Provides Calm Before Orthopedic Surgery

Children facing major orthopedic surgery sometimes struggle with fear and apprehension about their upcoming procedure. Meet Elijah, one such child, and see how Gillette is helping him, and his family, feel more at ease.
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Easing Stress for Parents, Caregivers of Kids Who Have Disabilities
Feb 9, 2016

Easing Stress for Parents, Caregivers of Kids Who Have Disabilities

Parents of children who have complex medical conditions often struggle to find time to refresh and recharge. Read one such family's story, and learn how Gillette can help.
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Tragedy Turns to Triumph; One Boy’s Remarkable Recovery
Feb 3, 2016

Tragedy Turns to Triumph; One Boy’s Remarkable Recovery

A little more than a month after a near-tragic accident, 9-year-old Yael Rodriguez is not only walking and talking, he was recently discharged from Gillette and is now happily at home with his family. Read about his recovery from a serious brain injury.
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Listening is the Key for Award-winning Doctor
Feb 2, 2016

Listening is the Key for Award-winning Doctor

"I recognize that for many families just feeling heard and feeling like somebody listened to their whole story is important," says Kim McConnell, M.D. Learn about McConnell's work at Gillette and why she's the recipient of a prestigious award.
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Meet Us Monday - Alex Wuornos, Occupational Therapist
Feb 1, 2016

Meet Us Monday - Alex Wuornos, Occupational Therapist

I have been working as an Outpatient Occupational Therapist (OT) at Gillette for 3 years now. My average day is anything but average, which is what I love about it so much! Most of my day is spent working with, and frankly, playing with my patients.
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“Everything is Awesome” with Premier of LEGO Wheelchair Figure
Jan 29, 2016

“Everything is Awesome” with Premier of LEGO Wheelchair Figure

This week, the LEGO company unveiled its first-ever figure to have a disability. Hear from Gillette neuropsychologist Richard DiPrima on why the move is cause for celebration.
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Gillette Children’s Expert Offers Tips to Prevent Kids from Injury During Winter Sports, Activities
Jan 26, 2016

Gillette Children’s Expert Offers Tips to Prevent Kids from Injury During Winter Sports, Activities

Children who participate in winter activities are at risk of sustaining a concussion or a more severe traumatic brain injury. Fortunately, there are a few preventative measures parents can use to make sure kids stay safe.
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Gillette Children’s Neurologist Offers Expertise, Precautions for Zika Virus
Jan 21, 2016

Gillette Children’s Neurologist Offers Expertise, Precautions for Zika Virus

Stories about a mosquito borne disease called Zika virus have dominated headlines in recent weeks. Learn more about the virus, and precautions to be mindful of, from Gillette neurologist Amanda Moen, M.D.
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Nurse-Patient Bond Inspires Dramatic Transformation
Jan 19, 2016

Nurse-Patient Bond Inspires Dramatic Transformation

For Samantha Lademann, the past year has been transformational in more ways than one. The 33-year-old Gillette Lifetime Clinic patient has improved her physical health and altered her outlook on life. Learn how Samantha's Gillette team inspired her.
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Nick’s Life With Benign Rolandic Epilepsy
Jan 14, 2016

Nick’s Life With Benign Rolandic Epilepsy

When 6-year-old Nick experienced his first seizure while asleep in his father's arms, his frantic parents sought answers. Their search led to a diagnosis of benign rolandic epilepsy and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.
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