Conrad’s determination to get better and work hard despite his discomfort make him a hospital Hero
Conrad was admitted to Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children suffering from pectus excavatum, meaning “hollowed chest”. This is a congenital deformity of the chest wall, causing it to look caved-in or sunken. As a result of his condition, 4-year-old Conrad needed physical therapy sessions.
While the exercises he was being taught were undoubtedly painful for Conrad, he did each without complaining and without trying to stop or take breaks. According to staff, even though the exercises were sometimes so painful that Conrad would tear up, he would never verbally voice his discomfort or complain. Conrad’s determination to get better and work hard despite his discomfort make him a hospital Hero.
KWN couldn’t agree more and are proud to call Conrad a Hero of the Month!
“Conrad’s face light up with all that he was awarded,” added his mom Stacy. “This program is truly a blessing and made his hospital stay a little less scary and helped motivate him to be the courageous “Big Tiger” that he is.”
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