Casey was recently discharged to begin a long recovery process due to an infected spinal wound post spinal surgery. Prior to being discharged, Casey was hospitalized for ninety days. Her condition – spina bifida – means she has no feeling below her waist. She was originally admitted after Halloween for a deep back wound after having major surgery on her back, just weeks prior. In order to heal, Casey is required to always be laying on her side and stomach in the bed and in a wheelchair. She now has to utilize intense physical therapy sessions and will continue to receive therapies as she is discharged.
Casey is being awarded because of her courage, strength and positive spirit. She has been coming to every single playgroup and always engages in conversation with the staff and surrounding patients. She has a real heart for other patients, especially small babies and younger children. Casey will always smile whenever someone walks in the room, will say “Good Morning” and inquire what their plans are for the day. She loves to engage in conversation with other patients and families and even encourages the staff, which in turn helps them strengthen other patients during their hospitalizations. Casey is being recognized for all the hard work she has put in during her time at the hospital and her positive influence on everyone around her.