Stories & Outcomes

Discharge days are bittersweet at Blythedale Children's Hospital. While we miss the children we become so close to over the course of their treatment, our hearts soar when they are able to return to their families and their communities. We are proud to share some of their stories.

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 Center in New...


  • Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma (JPA)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Paralysis
  • Cognitive Impairments
  • Brain Tumor

Bringing Demi Home

My Blythedale Experience

Our daughter Demi was diagnosed with Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma, a rare brain tumor found in children. Once diagnosed in the ER, Demi had to undergo an emergency surgery to have a ventricular drain placed into her skull in order to drain the excess cerebrospinal fluid that accumulated due to the...


  • Acquired and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Complex Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Astrocytoma
  • Juvenile Pilocytic Astrocytoma (JPA)