Kids Health Matters
The stories of Gillette patients, families and team members who inspire and inform.
Gold Stars and Sweet Dreams for Gillette Sleep Health Clinic
Gillette has one of the nation’s only sleep medicine programs specifically designed for people who have disabilities or other complex health conditions. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) reports the Gillette Sleep Health Clinic is one of the most well-run sleep labs its surveyor has ever reviewed. The AASM recently awarded Gillette a five-year re-accreditation.
May 7, 2021
Gillette patient Jon-Erik Chamberlain is tap dancing, singing and acting in the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' production of "Newsies." He has osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), better known as brittle bone disease and is impressing audiences with his talent.
May 6, 2021
Awards and Achievements
Gillette Recognized as Rett Syndrome Center for Excellence
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is one of 15 institutions across the U.S. being honored with International Rett Syndrome Foundation (IRSF)’s Center of Excellence designation or redesignation
May 6, 2021
Inch by Inch: My Cerebral Palsy Journey
When I was 2 years old, I was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Now, I'm 23. I've faced many challenges in my life, but I think my dad said it best, "Inch by inch, life's a cinch. Yard by yard, life's hard." You can't get too caught up trying to project what the end result might be, all you can do is try to deal with the challenge in front of you, and move forward.
April 28, 2021
Brain Injury and Concussion
An Ordinary Day and an Extraordinary Recovery from TBI
Caleb Binkert wrapped up a preholiday evening shift as a cashier at a Target in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota on November 6, 2020. He put on his bike helmet, his reflective clothing and started biking home around 9:30pm. Caleb, 17, does not remember anything from that day as he rode through a crosswalk to continue his journey home. In an instant his life changed.
April 26, 2021