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A Legacy of Strength and Smiles
Sep 28, 2016

A Legacy of Strength and Smiles

As a child in the 1940s, Lyn Baier traveled with her mother by bus from the family farm in southwestern Minnesota to the old Gillette building near Lake Phalen in St. Paul. She spent months away from home getting treatment for her deformed right leg. "You would think being away from my family as a child would be a sad time in my life—but it wasn’t," Baier recalls. "The other Gillette patients helped me to overcome challenges with strength and a smile.”
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Jackson Defies Gravity with ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton
Sep 21, 2016

Jackson Defies Gravity with ReWalk Robotic Exoskeleton

Jackson sustained a spinal cord injury when he was 16 years old. The injury thrust Jackson, who stands a tall 6’2’’, into a new reality of life in a wheelchair. But instead of giving up, Jackson made the decision to embrace his new reality. Now he's taking to his feet once more with help from the ReWalk robotic exoskeleton.
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Lots to Say About “Speechless”
Sep 20, 2016

Lots to Say About “Speechless”

The new ABC television sitcom "Speechless" centers on a 16-year-old boy who has cerebral palsy and uses an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device to express himself. Several Gillette families have previewed the show and say they're pleased a television program explores some of the issues they face.
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Alexandra Redefines Perceptions
Sep 15, 2016

Alexandra Redefines Perceptions

When Alexandra's mom started getting questions from other parents about Alexandra's condition, mother and daughter decided to help shift others' perceptions about disabilities. Learn how.
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Back to School Sleep Opens Eyes on Facebook
Sep 15, 2016

Back to School Sleep Opens Eyes on Facebook

Gillette recently hosted a Facebook Live video Q&A featuring John Garcia, MD, sleep medicine specialist, about back-to-school sleep issues. Learn more and watch the discussion.
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Avery’s Story: Becoming a Back-to-School Model
Sep 7, 2016

Avery’s Story: Becoming a Back-to-School Model

Avery, a sixth grader who has cerebral palsy, recently had the opportunity to showcase some of her favorite back-to-school fashions to thousands when she modeled for the Mall of America's 2016 Back to School Look Book. Learn how the experience helped build Avery's confidence and how care at Gillette has helped her thrive.
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Gillette Experts Offer School Health Tips
Sep 6, 2016

Gillette Experts Offer School Health Tips

Now that most children are back in school for the 2016-17 year, every parent's goal is to keep them in the classroom performing at a high level. Gillette pediatric experts provide the latest health info to help this school year run smoothly.
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IEP is an Important Tool for Education
Sep 2, 2016

IEP is an Important Tool for Education

The Individualized Education Program (IEP) is an important tool to share your vision for your child’s future and to consider how his or her disability affects getting an education.
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Acupuncture May Yield Pain Relief for Kids Who Have Chronic Pain
Aug 29, 2016

Acupuncture May Yield Pain Relief for Kids Who Have Chronic Pain

A significant portion of children who have chronic care conditions – many of whom are already on numerous medications – might benefit from the low-risk and non-toxic benefits of acupuncture.
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Care Coordination Helps Gillette Families in Greater Minnesota
Aug 24, 2016

Care Coordination Helps Gillette Families in Greater Minnesota

The Dudley family from Bemidji, Minnesota is grateful for the care coordination at Gillette. It allows Shantel and Kent Dudley to spend more time with their six children who are considered to be medically fragile.
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Family Speaks Out on Dangers of Drinking and Driving
Aug 23, 2016

Family Speaks Out on Dangers of Drinking and Driving

As the Bodell family returned home from an afternoon of bowling, an intoxicated driver plowed into their car. Three-year-old Havana Bodell sustained a spinal cord injury. Less than a year later, the family is speaking out about the dangers of driving under the influence.
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