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
Exuberant Emmy

Exuberant Emmy

Former Preemie Beats Guillain-Barre Syndrome with Therapies & Dance to Give Back
Six-year-old Emmy is a happy, vibrant little girl who easily sports a smile while breaking out any number of dance moves, like the “Floss” or “Dab”. A remarkable achievement for a budding performer who made her debut six weeks earlier then expected. “Emmy and her twin...

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  • Complex Chronic Conditions
  • Specialized Feeding
  • Guillan-Barre/AIDP
  • pain management
  • preemie
Talented Trejah

Talented Trejah

Dancer Dazzles with Emotional Encore After Beating Brain Tumors, Stroke
“Since I was little, dancing was everything to me.” The spotlight shined brightly on Trejah as a young, talented performer. Before even becoming a teenager, she had taken the stage numerous times in ballet and dance, even joining the famed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Lincoln...

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  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma; seizure disorder; stroke; paralysis; cognitive impairments; brain tumor
Brave Bentley

Brave Bentley

Health Home Helps Medically Complex Boy & Family Thrive in Community
Bentley is more than meets the eye. He’s more than the power wheelchair that keeps him moving. He’s more than the ventilator that keeps him alive. He’s more than the assistive technology that helps him communicate. “He is the bravest kid in the world and an inspiration for...

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  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Complex Chronic Conditions
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Assistive Technology
  • Specialized Feeding
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • nemaline myopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
A Different Daniel

A Different Daniel

From Failure to Thrive to Specialized Feeding Program Pride
Slow and steady wins the race. A mantra that Blythedale Children’s Hospital patient, Daniel, his family and medical/clinical teams have lived by for the past few years. Since his birth four years ago, eating has been an obstacle for Daniel. He was initially breastfed, but had difficulty...

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  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis/EoE
  • Failure to Thrive/FTT
  • Food Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Autism
  • Feeding Delays
  • Speech Delays

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