Tag: Scoliosis

Hero of the Month Abby of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, SC- Kids Wish Network

Abby is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, SC Hero of the Month

August 25th, 2016

“A positive attitude is everything” Spinal surgery is often one of the most invasive and dangerous surgeries and may require an inpatient stay of three to four days. Abby faced spinal surgery for her scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, with such courage, she just had to be recognized as one of Kids Wish Network’s […]

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Carter is Named Hero of the Month by Kids Wish Network & Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital

December 9th, 2015

“He suffered a spinal cord injury following a car accident as a toddler” Carter was in a car accident when he was only 18 months old. He sustained a spinal cord injury (SCI) and Brown-Séquard syndrome, a rare spinal disorder that results from an injury to one side of the spinal cord in which it […]

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Jermaine- Hero of the Month

June 5th, 2015

“Jermaine’s positive attitude inspired everyone” Hero of the Month Jermaine suffers from scoliosis, curvature of the spine, and needed spinal surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Greenville. The 15-year-old underwent his first spinal fusion surgery, but soon lost sensation in his legs. He then needed another surgery just a few days later. Jermaine bravely underwent […]

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Alyssa- Hero of the Month

May 7th, 2015

“Alyssa never ceases to show her strength” Alyssa was born with neuroblastoma that covered 75 percent of her spine, wrapped around her right lung and compressed her windpipe. The rare, cancerous tumor was removed in an 11-hour surgery when Alyssa was just 3 weeks old. Afterwards, she started chemotherapy to further treat the cancerous cells. […]

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Maddy’s D.C. Dream Come True

January 26th, 2015

“Maddy was a happy, happy kid” Diagnosed at 2 years old, Wish Kid Maddy faces a genetic disorder called neurofibromatosis which disturbs cell growth in the nervous systems and causes tumors to form on tissue. Her diagnosis revealed tumors all over her body, including behind both of her eyes; attempting to remove them could cause […]

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Angela Visited Disneyland in California

December 5th, 2013

Thank you to Kids Wish Network for making her wish come true! Diagnosed at birth with Spina Bifida, Angela suffers from scoliosis, hydrocephalous and seizures as a result of her condition. The 9-year-old relies on a wheelchair or walker to get around and requires a catheter at all times, but doctors’ biggest concern is her […]

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Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.