Kids Health Matters

Transition Support Propels Aaron Myers to Independence, Adulthood and Fulfilling Employment
Mar 20, 2017

Transition Support Propels Aaron Myers to Independence, Adulthood and Fulfilling Employment

Aaron Myers is like any other employee at The Works children’s museum with one exception: he is diagnosed with cerebral palsy. See how Aaron's family laid the groundwork for his successful transition to adulthood—and how the Gillette Transition Clinic is providing additional support.
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Gillette Relaunches Ability-Themed Emoji App
Mar 15, 2017

Gillette Relaunches Ability-Themed Emoji App

To celebrate National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Gillette is relaunching an updated version of its ability-themed emoji keyboard called Emojability.
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Meet HAL, the Hyperreal Medical Training Robot and the Man Who Controls Him
Mar 13, 2017

Meet HAL, the Hyperreal Medical Training Robot and the Man Who Controls Him

Meet HAL. He has a pulse; he breathes, blinks, and speaks numerous languages. If need be, he bleeds. This will likely be one of the stranger things you read today.
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Video: Facebook LIVE with Marshall Taniguchi, MD, on Cerebral Palsy
Mar 9, 2017

Video: Facebook LIVE with Marshall Taniguchi, MD, on Cerebral Palsy

Marshall Taniguchi, MD, recently spoke to us about his work to help patients who have cerebral palsy achieve their highest possible levels of independence and quality of life. Watch the Facebook LIVE video here.
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Friends, Fun and Floor Hockey: The Full Life of Joe Carr
Mar 6, 2017

Friends, Fun and Floor Hockey: The Full Life of Joe Carr

Joe Carr is updating his Facebook status, taking photos with his iPad, teasing his older sister, and good-naturedly ignoring his mother’s pleas to get ready for his imminent floor hockey game. Meet this busy 13-year-old with an easy smile and a powerful laugh.
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Caring for Karley: Growing Up After Anoxic Brain Injury
Mar 2, 2017

Caring for Karley: Growing Up After Anoxic Brain Injury

"If there is anything that I want people to understand, it’s that parents who have children who have disabilities want what any parent wants for their child."
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Video: What is Cerebral Palsy?
Mar 1, 2017

Video: What is Cerebral Palsy?

March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month and Gillette is leading the charge to #CelebrateCP and raise awareness about the condition. First up: A video overview of the definition, possible causes, symptoms and types of cerebral palsy. Click for more!
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Love of Dogs Helps Chuck Through Spine Straightening Treatment
Feb 23, 2017

Love of Dogs Helps Chuck Through Spine Straightening Treatment

Chuck Schultz is a longtime Gillette patient, athlete, and most importantly, a dog lover. Learn how Chuck's love of dogs blossomed (and led to him becoming a dog owner!) during his seven-week inpatient stay to treat his severe spinal curvature, called kyphosis.
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Former British Royal Guard Sails Solo to Raise Funds for Gillette Kids
Feb 21, 2017

Former British Royal Guard Sails Solo to Raise Funds for Gillette Kids

If you want to know how a former guard to the British Royal Family wound up racing his sailboat to help Minnesota children who have disabilities, follow along below.
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Katie Wilkins Is Dedicated to Helping Kids Manage Pain
Feb 16, 2017

Katie Wilkins Is Dedicated to Helping Kids Manage Pain

Meet Katie Wilkins, a Gillette physical therapist who is passionate about helping kids who have juvenile arthritis. Learn why she's being honored at the 2017 Walk to Cure Juvenile Arthritis.
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“I Can Do It!” Kaidyn’s Recovery From Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
Feb 14, 2017

“I Can Do It!” Kaidyn’s Recovery From Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy

After brain damage shortly after her birth resulted in cerebral palsy, Kaidyn came to Gillette for selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery. See how the surgery, coupled with Kaidyn's intrinsic determination, has given her newfound independence and mobility.
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