Kids Health Matters
Archive: June, 2017
After a surprising scoliosis diagnosis, Avital Harris wore a back brace for two years. Now she is sharing her story, and plans for the future.
Jun. 23, 2017
“The Kid’s a Maniac” – Jeffrey the Marathoner
After Jeffrey received an intrathecal baclofen pump at Gillette, his world opened up. He inspired his dad to become a marathon runner and even became an official "marathon maniac" in his own right.
Jun. 15, 2017
What Defines a Superhero?
Samantha Lademann, an adult patient at Gillette, shares an original essay to honor her two superheroes. Learn who they are and how they've helped Samantha, in her words, "emerge from the flames" after health issues related to cerebral palsy.
Jun. 12, 2017
Gallery: Friends of Gillette 3k Walk and Roll
On June 4, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare families and supporters gathered at Como Park to walk, roll and have a blast—all while raising funds to help purchase communication devices and sports equipment for children who have disabilities.
Jun. 8, 2017
Camdyn Kicks Clubfoot to the Curb
It’s delivery day. You’ve gone through all of the preparations for your newborn—from appointments and ultrasounds, to adding final touches on the nursery—and you are ready to finally meet your child. The last thing you hope for is any unexpected surprises.
Jun. 5, 2017
Spine and Scoliosis
Alexis, Scoliosis and the Blue Orchid
Beauty and imperfection aren’t mutually exclusive. It’s our differences that make us beautiful and irreplicable individuals. See how Alexis, a talented dancer who has scoliosis, recently celebrated the successful end to her treatment.
Jun. 1, 2017