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Patient Stories

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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My Gillette Story by Betsy Keil
Nov 25, 2015

My Gillette Story by Betsy Keil

I was born 10 weeks early, and as a result spent the first seven weeks of my life in an incubator. Six days after I was born, my pediatrician told my family that there was a possibility that I had cerebral palsy (CP).
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Pioneering Treatment at Gillette Gives Cooper Independence
Nov 10, 2015

Pioneering Treatment at Gillette Gives Cooper Independence

Cooper Wilson recently sat on the bench at the Minnesota Wild Hockey game as part of the franchise’s “Bench Buddies” program. As recently as two years ago, Cooper was barely able to button his own shirt, let alone have the strength and energy to attend a hockey game.
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My Gillette Story by Tommy Collison
Mar 10, 2015

My Gillette Story by Tommy Collison

Originally from rural Ireland, I grew up among cows, computers, and not much else. Now I’m a writer studying journalism and politics at New York University. When I…
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What Miracle Treat Day Meant to my Family
Aug 29, 2014

What Miracle Treat Day Meant to my Family

By Melissa Reich Editor’s Note: Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare participated in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals) Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, August 14.…
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Moving …. Teens ….Forward
Apr 22, 2014

Moving …. Teens ….Forward

Gillette Lifetime helps teens and young adults who have disabilities—and their families—make the move to adulthood Jessica Day remembers turning 15 and thinking about what adulthood would…
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Gillette’s Lifesaving Care Helps Preschooler Thrive
Feb 11, 2014

Gillette’s Lifesaving Care Helps Preschooler Thrive

Out for a morning run, Erica Bratland paused to change the playlist on her iPod. As the music stopped, a distant noise caught her attention. “I don’t…
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Hot cocoa, comics, and compassion from a 6-year old that gave back!
Jan 13, 2014

Hot cocoa, comics, and compassion from a 6-year old that gave back!

Penelope Deignan is a charming and funny 6-year-old whose mom, Kelly, describes as a swimmer and an artist. To those who don’t know her, Penelope an average first…
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Kid Of The Day - Jaxson’s  Story
Nov 7, 2013

Kid Of The Day - Jaxson’s Story

My pregnancy was healthy and normal. An ultrasound said we were having a girl! My husband and I were on vacation four hours from home. We spent hours in our…
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Katie’s Story
Oct 18, 2013

Katie’s Story

“You can’t diagnose a miracle,” says Katie’s mom, Edwina, when describing her extraordinary daughter. Katie’s medical journey is unique and, in many…
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