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Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis Can’t Stop These Twins

Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis Can’t Stop These Twins

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Posted On: Jan 18, 2017
By: Cate Pardo
Kiara and Keisy are twins who share a diagnosis of muscular dystrophy. Meet these sweet girls and learn how their parents, and Gillette, help them understand they're no different than other kids. Read more »
Some Things Change, Some Stay the Same After Injury
Jan 17, 2017

Some Things Change, Some Stay the Same After Injury

Five years ago Guadalupe sustained a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down. She stayed at Gillette nearly six months as she built strength and learned to make the most of her existing abilities.
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Limb Lengthening and Perseverance Give Katelyn Momentum
Jan 11, 2017

Limb Lengthening and Perseverance Give Katelyn Momentum

“They almost didn’t notice it at first,” Karey Hall says. When her daughter Katelyn was born, her left leg was missing two toes and had an abnormal, rainbow-like bend to it. “No one at the clinic had ever seen anything quite like it before.”
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Patient Embarks on Quest to See 500 Bands
Jan 9, 2017

Patient Embarks on Quest to See 500 Bands

Mason and his father Rich saw nearly 500 rock bands live in concert last year. They refused to let Mason's cerebral palsy get in the way of reaching their goal.
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Brock is “Unstoppable” After Rhizotomy Surgery
Jan 5, 2017

Brock is “Unstoppable” After Rhizotomy Surgery

Brock's parents knew Gillette was the right place for their son's rhizotomy surgery during their first visit. Meet this cool, outgoing 4-year-old and learn how a device called a prone cart, recently patented by Gillette, aided his recovery.
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The Invisible Disability:  Coping with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Jan 3, 2017

The Invisible Disability:  Coping with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

The icy conditions on sidewalks and roads means more people will slip and fall and possibly sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Parents of children who have a TBI know the frustration of dealing with a disability that often seems invisible to the world.
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Kids Health Matters Highlights in 2016
Dec 28, 2016

Kids Health Matters Highlights in 2016

Happy New Year from the Kids Health Matters team at Gillette! Discover the stories that our visitors enjoyed the most—and the hidden gems you might have missed—in 2016.
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Learning Your Child Has a Disability
Dec 22, 2016

Learning Your Child Has a Disability

There are few things in life as overwhelming as learning your child has a disability. Accepting this and moving forward is a different process for every parent. We spoke with Gillette neuropsychologist Richard DiPrima, PsyD, and below he offers advice to help families navigate this emotional time.
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Gillette “Elves” Bring Merriment
Dec 20, 2016

Gillette “Elves” Bring Merriment

A group of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare employees are in cahoots with Santa to spread cheer. The goal is to make every child in the hospital during the holiday season feel special, whatever their cultural background.
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Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis at 80 Brings George Fedor Peace
Dec 16, 2016

Cerebral Palsy Diagnosis at 80 Brings George Fedor Peace

84-year-old George Fedor is a storyteller. But the one story that George couldn’t tell had to do with one question: What is wrong with the left side of my body?
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Experts Call for Children to Wear Helmets While Sledding
Dec 15, 2016

Experts Call for Children to Wear Helmets While Sledding

Before heading out to a sledding hill, children should strap on a helmet. That’s because sledding injuries can be just as severe as skiing or snowboarding injuries, say pediatric trauma doctors.
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