Kids Health Matters
Archive: January, 2017
As we embark on a new year, a year of hope and change, we know Gillette’s future is bright. Why? Watch this video to see why we're so grateful to our families, friends and supporters.
Jan. 31, 2017
Virtual Tour: Gillette Therapy Pool
Have you seen our new therapy pool? It's perfect for kids who have cerebral palsy, spinal injuries and other complex medical conditions. Take a virtual tour to learn more about the state-of-the-art facility.
Jan. 25, 2017
Ava Approaches Rare Bone Disorder with Bravery
Ava has a rare condition called multiple hereditary exostosis, which causes boney tumors to grow throughout her body. Learn what the condition means for Ava and why she looks forward to surgeries at Gillette.
Jan. 23, 2017
Neurology and Neurosurgery
Muscular Dystrophy Diagnosis Can’t Stop These Twins
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.
Jan. 18, 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.
Jan. 17, 2017
My Gillette Story
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.”
Jan. 11, 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.
Jan. 9, 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.
Jan. 5, 2017
Brain Injury and Concussion
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.
Jan. 3, 2017