Tag: spinal cord injury

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Kids Wish Network & Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Honor Genesis as a Hero of the Month

December 9th, 2015

“She fell out of an upper level window and landed on her feet” At age 14, Genesis took a hard fall out of an upper level window in a multistoried building. Landing on her feet, she sustained a traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) with multiple fractures throughout her lumbar spine and ribs as well as […]

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Alexandra- Hero of the Month

June 5th, 2015

“Alex has been so resilient and brave” Alexandra, referred to as Alex, was admitted to Kaiser Permanente for an infection on her spinal cord that affected her ability to walk. While hospitalized, the 12-year-old underwent several tests and procedures where she needed to remain completely still for more than an hour at a time. Although […]

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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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Lindsey’s True Country Wish Come True!

October 12th, 2010

Name: Lindsey Age: 18 State: MD Lindsey was born with a blood clot in her spine that has paralyzed her for life. She is completely reliant on a wheelchair for mobility and she has endured numerous surgeries including having steel rods inserted, removed and reinserted into her spine. Lindsey also suffers from a curvature of […]

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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.