Kids Health Matters
Archive: February, 2019
For Janet Favorite, navigating her son Robert’s rare condition has been a rollercoaster, steadied by her family’s commitment to providing him with expert care and access to resources at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Read her story.
Feb. 27, 2019
What is a Rare Disease? A Closer Look
Rare Disease Day is Feb. 28, 2019. In the United States, a rare disease is defined as a condition that affects fewer than 200,000 people.
Feb. 25, 2019
Therapeutic Recreation Provides Guidance for Activities for Children Who Have Disabilities
Rolling over, crawling. The first words, the first steps, the first bike ride. These actions seem small individually, but many serve as formative moments that represent individual progress. They’re the signs that we’re moving forward and the experiences we remember. However, for many of the patients and families at Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, these milestones are often delayed—if they happen at all.
Feb. 24, 2019
Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, a Great Dane and the Minnesota Twins: Cameron’s “Wild Journey” to Improved Mobility
Cameron is an outgoing 6-year-old with bright red hair and a personality to match. Discover his journey through selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery to address symptoms of cerebral palsy, culminating with an experience with the Minnesota Twins.
Feb. 8, 2019