Kids Health Matters
Archive: March, 2021
When I work with my patients at Gillette, I try not to impose my story and my “why” on them and their families. But inevitably, it comes up. My younger brother, Peter has cerebral palsy. He’s why I do what I do and why I’m here. I’m immensely proud of him and grateful to have had the privilege of being his sister.
Mar. 28, 2021
Cerebral Palsy Care During COVID
When COVID first came to Minnesota and things started shutting down, we were concerned that our son, Wes, who is 8 Years old and has cerebral palsy, would not get the care that he would need. But that hasn’t been our experience.
Mar. 24, 2021
“This book changed my life.” A Year of Gillette Press Helping People Understand CP
Families are giving praise and support to Spastic Diplegia—Bilateral Cerebral Palsy written by Ireland-based author, Lily Collison. The book was released by Gillette Children’s Healthcare Press just before the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020.
Mar. 23, 2021
Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Jessie Haskins
March is Women’s History Month and an opportunity to highlight the fact that one of the co-founders of Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is a remarkable woman—Jessie Haskins.
Mar. 12, 2021
Gillette on the Job
Why I’m Here: For My Sister, for My Patients
When I work with my patients, something that comes out over time is that I understand the profound stress and anxiety that can come with caring for a child who has complex medical needs. I know this because I’ve devoted my career to working with patients who have disabilities, but also because I’ve lived it.
Mar. 9, 2021
A Crowning Achievement for Joe
March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare enhances the lives of people who have cerebral palsy (CP) and advocates for their well-being and care. Joe Carr has received CP care at Gillette for most of his life. He recently received a special honor from his high school classmates and is a strong example of Gillette’s focus on inclusion and realizing your potential.
Mar. 8, 2021
Pink, Unicorns and SDR Surgery
March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is the world-renowned leader in the treatment of cerebral palsy. We enhance the lives of individuals who have cerebral palsy and promote their well-being by improving diagnosis, management, and care through research, innovation, and collaboration. The Harkness family shares their story of why selective dorsal rhizotomy (SDR) surgery at Gillette was the best choice for their daughter.
Mar. 3, 2021
Gillette is a World Leader in CP Care
March is National Cerebral Palsy (CP) Awareness Month and Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare is one of the world’s leading centers for cerebral palsy diagnosis, treatment and research. We enhance the lives of individuals who have cerebral palsy and are advocates for CP patients and research.
Mar. 1, 2021