Kids Health Matters
Archive: August, 2017
The Hoslers moved to Minnesota from California to be closer to Gillette and treatment for their daughter, Hailey, who has spina bifida. Hailey loves hunting, fishing and camping with her family.
Aug. 30, 2017
A Girl, a Bike and a Dream
Born missing her arms, Ruth Evelyn (RE) can do pretty much anything using her feet. But she's always dreamed of riding a bike. So her family turned to Gillette to help make her dream a reality.
Aug. 23, 2017
Leader, Friend, Outdoorsman: Meet Elijah
“Using a wheelchair is good and bad at the same time. A disadvantage is you can’t run around outside like your friends. An advantage is you can cut the line at Nickelodeon Universe. Chair or not, I’m the same person.” See how care at Gillette has helped Elijah emerge as a leader.
Aug. 22, 2017
Safety and Wellness
Back-to-School: Experts Caution Parents and Educators on Playground Safety
With the beginning of the school year quickly approaching for many children, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare and Regions Hospital experts are reminding parents and educators to use extra caution on playground equipment at schools and locals parks.
Aug. 18, 2017
The Story of Maia Gochez: Seashore Explorer, Road Trip Enthusiast
Maia Gochez pursues anything that catches her fancy: horseback riding, cute sandals, traveling the country. And she’s courageous enough to overcome anything that might stand in the way—even her cerebral palsy diagnosis.
Aug. 15, 2017
Innovation and Research
Family Devoted to Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Research
Anna Hendricksen held her breath and spent hours in suspended hope as pediatric neurologist Randal Richardson, MD, and his team assessed her daughter, Annika, to determine if she met the criteria to participate in the clinical trial for Spinraza ™, also called nusinersen, a drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Aug. 14, 2017
International Research Collaboration Between Hospitals Helps Treat Children Who Have Chronic Pain
Pain affects all aspects of life, but for many of us, it’s an abstract concept. But, for a moment, imagine what it would feel like to experience chronic pain for an entire month. Start with that, but now expand it out to a year—or maybe even, every day of your life.
Aug. 9, 2017
Innovation and Research
Gillette Part of a Big Breakthrough to Treat Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is playing a key role in the clinical trials and research into the drug Spinraza, also called nusinersen.The drug is being celebrated as the first real hope for people who have spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).
Aug. 1, 2017