Catherine – Hero of the Month

Name: Catherine
Age: 18
State: Massachusetts
Facility: North Shore Children’s Hospital

Hero of the Month Girl

Catherine is an amazing 18-year-old young woman who has overcome great odds to get to where she is today. Two years ago Catherine was involved in a motor vehicle accident in which the car she was riding in rolled over several times. Catherine was ejected from the car and was thrown more than 70 feet from where the car landed. As a result of the accident Catherine broke her arm, leg, neck, nose, pelvic bones and several ribs. Catherine’s left foot is paralyzed and she suffered a traumatic brain injury. Catherine was in a coma for 3 weeks and spent 5 months in a rehabilitation hospital. Catherine worked incredibly hard progressing from a wheelchair, to a walker, crutches and finally a cane. She also made up the schoolwork she missed, graduating from high school this past June. For all the hard work and rough times she has been through, we nominate Catherine for our Hero of the Month. Sincerely, Erin Finnerty, CCLS Coordinator of Child Life Services North Shore Children’s Hospital

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