Kirk's Connection

Kirk's Connection

Interpersonal & Interdisciplinary Relationships Help Infant Recover From Near Drowning Brain Injury
First-birthday memories are usually filled with family, friends, balloons and big pieces of cake. That was not the case for Kirk and his family. Instead, there were chest compressions, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a frantic drive to the emergency room. In August 2020, the joy-filled, healthy...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Specialized Feeding
  • Acquired Brain Injury; storming
Assistive Technology: Unlocking the Future

Assistive Technology

Unlocking the Future
Learn more about Blythedale's Assistive Technology program, and how it's changed the lives of four extraordinary patients.

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  • Assistive Technology
Blythedale Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

Blythedale Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

"We all have fear, but courage is not the absence of fear. It's being able to do what you need to do despite fear." When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the region in March 2020, Blythedale put the safety and needs of its patients, families, staff and community first and became a place...
Translating Hope & Health: Breaking Language Barriers

Translating Hope & Health: Breaking Language Barriers

Traducción Española Elder has a big heart and loves many things—namely his family, friends, the Incredible Hulk and the New York Yankees. You can usually find the eight-year-old in his inpatient room cracking jokes and laughing during therapy sessions, or donning a Yankees tee shirt while...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • hydrocephalus
  • brain hemorrhage
  • cardiac arrest
  • paralysis
  • brain tumor
Therapeutic Recreation Triumphs

Therapeutic Recreation: Healing Through Play

Sitting in a hospital bed or wheelchair, surrounded by beeping machines and new faces can be a bit jarring for both patient and parent. However, a special team at Blythedale Children’s Hospital has the unique responsibility of turning frowns upside down. They are the finders of fun. The...

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  • Pre/Post Organ & Stem Cell Transplant
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Complex Wound and Burn Management
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Pre/Post Organ & Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • ALL
Joyful Jackson

Joyful Jackson

Ex-Preemie Prevails with Respiratory Resilience, Brotherly Bond & Family of Fighters
Sixteen-month-old Jackson is full of joy and it shows. He loves to laugh, smile and play with his twin brother, Connor. As rare dichorionic/diamniotic identical twins, the pregnancy was complicated and the twins were born extremely premature at just 25-weeks gestation. “My wife was...

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  • Post Acute Neonatal Care
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Specialized Feeding
  • Complex Chronic Conditions
  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia/BPD
  • Extreme Prematurity
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Feeding Disorders
  • hydrocephalus
Making Music Matter

Making Music Matter

Therapy Program Promotes Hope, Self-Expression & Socialization
“Every human being has an inherent musical ability. We all have a heartbeat and a heartbeat is a rhythm.” It’s this sense of hope at Blythedale Children’s Hospital that has kept the beat going strong for the music therapy program . But, what exactly is music therapy? It...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Complex Wound and Burn Management
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Post Acute Neonatal Care
  • Pre/Post Organ & Stem Cell Transplant
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • Acquired Brain Injury
Xiomara

In the Blink of an Eye

Battling Back After Brain Injury
"In the Blink of an Eye" is the inspiring story of two children at Blythedale Children's Hospital and their complex road to recovery following devastating brain injuries. Watch Xiomara and Easton as they navigate an unexpected future with the help of their medical team, family and...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury/TBI
Navigating Nathaniel's Needs

Navigating Nathaniel's Needs

Assistive Technology Empowers Exploration & Education
Nathaniel is like any other eight-year-old. He loves to watch cartoons, joke around and play on his iPad. The only difference is that Nathaniel not only uses this high-tech device for fun, but also to communicate and explore his world. When Nathaniel was born, his doting parents brought him home to...

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  • Assistive Technology
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Complex Chronic Conditions
  • Cerebral Palsy (CP)
  • spastic quadriplegia
  • hypotonia
  • Seizure Disorders
  • extreme spasticity

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