Kids Health Matters
Archive: October, 2017
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is proud to celebrate its 120th year of helping kids discover what they CAN do.
Oct. 27, 2017
It’s Not Just Bumps and Bruises: A Letter on Bullying from an Anonymous Mom
An anonymous mom opens up about her son, bullying, the many lessons she's learned raising a child who has a disability--and the one lesson she'd like to pass on.
Oct. 25, 2017
A Smile to Put the Sun Out of Business: How the Carothers Family Fights Their Happy Battles
"This kid is without a doubt my hero. I am without a doubt his biggest fan," says Ross Carothers of his son, Mikey, who has schizencephaly. Learn how the generosity of donors has supported Mikey's family and how they've given back in return.
Oct. 12, 2017
Driven by Compassion, Gillette Nurse Leads by Example for 40 Years
Becky Hamilton can’t help but get a bit emotional as she prepares to hang up her scrubs after 40 years as a Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare nurse. She’ll freely tell you that when you devote so much of your life to an organization, your colleagues become like family. This goes for your patients as well.
Oct. 10, 2017
The Journey of Mateo Arcos: Hope, Love and Cerebral Palsy
As he ambles down a long hospital hallway, smiling with every step and practically daring you to do the same, it can be pretty easy to forget that this wasn't supposed to happen. Mateo Arcos was never supposed to walk.
Oct. 5, 2017
Connor Church: After 12 Years, Finally a Gait Lab Graduate
In 2016, Connor Church finally went to his first Minnesota Twins baseball game. Even more exciting than that: His doctors at Gillette deemed him a Gait Lab Graduate. Meaning after more than 12 years and 30 procedures, Connor would spend the rest of his summers surgery-free.
Oct. 2, 2017
Awards and Achievements
“Simply a Hero”: Jim Gage’s Legacy of Improving Patients’ Outcomes
During his career, pediatric orthopedic surgeon Jim Gage, MD, brought gait analysis into clinical practice and transformed the approach to caring for children who have cerebral palsy. Gage received prestigious national recognition for his work in 2016.
Oct. 2, 2017