Kids Health Matters
Archive: August, 2018
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.
Aug. 28, 2018
Sky’s The Limit for Jacob After Groundbreaking Surgery
A move from Arkansas to Minnesota led to Jacob receiving a surgical procedure that changed his life, making it possible for him to fulfill his dream of running track.
Aug. 17, 2018
Bennett’s Story: Forming a Family and Spina Bifida
It’s funny, you never know at the time when you’re living the day that will change your life forever. But that’s what happened to me four years ago. I work in Community Engagement and Events for the Minnesota Twins and I was volunteering at an event Joe Mauer was hosting for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, when I saw a little boy sitting by himself on the ground. I sat down next to him and he turned and said: “Hi, my name is Bennett and I love dinosaurs.”I fell in love on the spot.
Aug. 10, 2018
Spine and Scoliosis
Gillette Care for Scoliosis and Spine Issues Makes a Splash
Owen Earl can now swim and be active thanks to surgery at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare to help with a curvature in his back due to scoliosis. Gillette performs 80% of spinal fusion procedures in Minnesota and 65% of spine fusions to correct scoliosis.
Aug. 8, 2018