Pre-Pregnancy Weight and Cerebral Palsy Risk
But, study found overall odds remain quite low (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
But, study found overall odds remain quite low Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cerebral Palsy, Obesity, Preconception Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Excess Pre-Pregnancy Weight May Slightly Raise Baby's Cerebral Palsy Risk
THURSDAY, Sept. 8, 2016 -- Some women who are overweight or obese before pregnancy may face a slight increased risk of having a baby with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests. After reviewing data from two Nordic countries, researchers also found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Higher Maternal BMI Associated with Higher Risk for Cerebral Palsy in Offspring (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, FASAM As a woman ’s pre-pregnancy body-mass index increases, so does the risk for cerebral … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - September 7, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

White River Medical System Adds Three to Medical Team (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Anitsira Collado, Dr. Joaquin Duarte and Dr. Mahiry Romero-Salinas have been hired as physicians at White River Health System of Batesville. Collado completed a residency in internal medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Romero-Salina also completed her residency in internal medicine at the Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York. Duarte completed a residency in internal medicine from the John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago. Gary L. Bebow, administrator and CEO of White River Health System, has been recertified as an associate of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Beb...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 5, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The ABCs of Cerebral Palsy
Approximately 2 in 1,000 children are born with the neurological disorder. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - September 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Norman Y. Otsuka, M.D. Source Type: news

Teen boy who changed Colorado's medical marijuana laws dies just after bill is passed
Jack Splitt used marijuana to treat pain from cerebral palsy. He and his mother began pushing for what became known as Jack's Law after a teacher ripped off his cannabis skin patch in February 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday Inn Express Sale Checks In at $5.1 Million (Real Deals)
A 69-room hotel in North Little Rock weighed in at $5.15 million. CDRN NLR LLC, led by Ishverbhai Govind, purchased the Holiday Inn Express at 4306 E. McCain Blvd. The seller is Kilpatrick Hotels Two LLC, led by G.T. Kilpatrick. The deal is backed with a three-year loan of $4.4 million from Capital Bank of Little Rock. The 1.5-acre development at 4306 E. McCain Blvd. previously was linked with a September 2014 mortgage of $4 million held by Progressive Bank of Monroe, Louisiana. Kilpatrick bought the property for $6.8 million in June 2008 from McCain Hotels LLC, led by Rajesh Mehta. MedExpress Purchase A 4,667-SF medical c...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - August 22, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Gait characteristics, balance performance and falls in ambulant adults with cerebral palsy: an observational study - Morgan P, Murphy A, Opheim A, McGinley J.
The relationship between spatiotemporal gait parameters, balance performance and falls history was investigated in ambulant adults with cerebral palsy (CP). Participants completed a single assessment of gait using an instrumented walkway at preferred and f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Microcephaly Isn’t The Only Threat Zika Virus Poses To Newborns
The most commonly known birth defect caused by Zika virus is microcephaly, a condition in which an infant’s head circumference is smaller than average. It can indicate brain damage and lifelong learning and mental disabilities for the child.  Now a new study is shedding light on yet another serious condition that can Zika virus can cause in infants.  Arthrogryposis, a condition in which the body’s joints are malformed, preventing normal flexion and extension, should be added to the list of potential consequences for newborns whose mothers were infected with Zika virus, according to researchers in Reci...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Microcephaly Isn’t The Only Threat Zika Virus Poses To Newborns
The most commonly known birth defect caused by Zika virus is microcephaly, a condition in which an infant’s head circumference is smaller than average. It can indicate brain damage and lifelong learning and mental disabilities for the child.  Now a new study is shedding light on yet another serious condition that can Zika virus can cause in infants.  Arthrogryposis, a condition in which the body’s joints are malformed, preventing normal flexion and extension, should be added to the list of potential consequences for newborns whose mothers were infected with Zika virus, according to researchers in Reci...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Catching up with Hunter: On the fast track
Hunter, Congressman Poliquin and Madison A few months ago, Hunter VanBrocklin was barely managing a one-mile-per-hour pace on the treadmill. That was before his surgery to treat hip dysplasia. His surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Shore of the Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Center, cautioned Hunter that it could take as long as one year to recover his pre-surgery pace. “I went past 1 mph already. Say good-bye,” brags Hunter, who’s not only managing a brisk three-miles-per-hour pace, but also recently returned from a trip to Washington D.C. for Family Advocacy Day. The annual event brings famili...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 4, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Dr. Benjamin Shore hip dysplasia Orthopedic Center Source Type: news

'I am not an oversized bag,' man denied flight due to wheelchair tells Air Canada
A Toronto man with cerebral palsy was told by Air Canada he can't take a flight to Cleveland for business because his motorized wheelchair was too tall to fit in the cargo hold of the plane. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

How drinking, smoking and illegal drugs can harm your unborn baby
EXCLUSIVE: Drinking and taking drugs while pregnant can lead to stillbirth, miscarriage, cerebral palsy and heart defects, graphics from New York-based website MentalHelp.net show. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Things Failure Can Teach You About Success, According To These Athletes
In a few weeks, athletes from around the world will perform almost super-human feats of strength and agility at the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. When they win, their shiny faces will beam with joy and pride as the flags are lowered and their national anthems blare on the loudspeakers. And they’ll owe a lot of their success not to past victories, but to past failures. While it may seem counterintuitive, failing to reach the goals you set for yourself may actually set the stage for future success ― provided you have a perspective that helps you view your past losses as lessons, not as omens of more failure to c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robot exoskeleton gives babies at risk of cerebral palsy a boost as they learn to crawl
Researchers at the University of Oklahoma have developed a robotic exoskeleton that allows infants at risk for cerebral palsy to crawl, promoting brain development and build new motor skills. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bailey Matthews battling cerebral palsy completes a triathlon for the second year in a row
Bailey Matthews, from Doncaster,  reached the end of the race at Castle Howard in York, pushing away his walking frame to cross the finish line by himself, flanked by his proud father. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

White Sox announcer with cerebral palsy finds his calling
Jason Benetti grew up a huge Chicago White Sox fan. Despite battling cerebral palsy, he's back at the ballpark working his dream job. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Understanding baby's first steps could improve spinal injury rehab
Understanding the brain patterns of a baby's primitive stepping reflex may help children with cerebral palsy and adults with spinal cord injury. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

One small step for babies, one giant leap for humankind
Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to improve the rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal cord injury, and children with cerebral palsy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Well: With Hippotherapy, the Horse Provides the Therapy
For people with cerebral palsy and other disorders, holding the body upright while riding can improve muscle tone — and it’s fun. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: EMILIE LE BEAU LUCCHESI Tags: Brain Cerebral Palsy Disabilities Horses Intellectual Disabilities Therapy and Rehabilitation Featured Live Source Type: news

One small step for babies, one giant leap for mankind
(Society for Experimental Biology) Even before they stand up, infants have a rough idea of how to walk; they just need some time to lay down the right neural wiring. Understanding how babies take their first steps can also help us to improve the rehabilitation of patients recovering from spinal cord injury, and children with cerebral palsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Wiltshire boy trapped in silence for 7 years finds a way to signal to family
Jonathan Bryan was starved of oxygen in the womb after a car crash. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and dismissed as a 'lost cause' but he has learned to communicate. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meet the man redefining 'disabled' in Colombia
As a young man with cerebral palsy, Jeison Aristizábal has fought his entire life to overcome the obstacles in his way. (Source: WDSU.com - Health)
Source: WDSU.com - Health - June 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The man who's changing how Colombians define 'disabled'
Born with cerebral palsy, doctors didn't expect much of Jeison Aristizábal but now he's the one providing medical therapy, nutritious food and job training to the disabled. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Seat Helps Kids With Cerebral Palsy Experience The Joy Of Slides
Every kid deserves to know the fun that comes with going down a slide, and a team in Israel is trying to make that possible.  Two "Fixperts" from the the Holon Institute of Technology, Goren Harari and Adi Zohar, helped create a seat for a boy named Ali, who has cerebral palsy, so he can go down a slide. Harari and Zohar, along with Ali's physiotherapist Helen, appeared in a video showing the process of making the seat and demonstrating how Ali can now experience what it's like to go down a slide like thousands of other kids. While Ali sits in the seat, which helps him support his body, an adult can simply p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Disability Community Is Pissed AF About ‘Me Before You’
People with disabilities are over the way they’re portrayed in pop culture. So much so that disability activists have taken to Twitter to express their disdain over Hollywood’s latest offense, "Me Before You." Ugh. I'm seeing ads for Me Before You everywhere, and I'm also seeing a lot of able-bodied folks saying they don't get why there is outrage.— Kody Keplinger (@Kody_Keplinger) June 5, 2016 The film, based on a novel of the same name by British author Jojo Moyes, has been marketed as a quirky, opposites-attract love story between a man named Will, played by actor Sam Clafli...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Father loses 15st after it took FOUR bin men to lift him when he fell from his wheelchair
Chris Edwards, 42, from Gloucestershire, has cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair since his teens. His weight ballooned to 28st as he cannot exercise and ate a diet of junk food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Traumatic' birth results in $5.2M award for disabled teen
A B.C. judge has awarded a disabled 16-year-old more than $5.2 million in damages after finding her cerebral palsy was the result of failures on the behalf of a nurse and doctor involved in her delivery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/British Columbia Source Type: news

Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Visual and Hearing Impairments in Infants Born Preterm
This article provides a review of prevalence, at-risk factors, presenting signs and symptoms, and management strategies for these conditions. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Acharya, K., Pellerite, M., Lagatta, J., Andrews, B., Msall, M. E. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

The real story behind the Amazing Curb Climber
I want to be an author or librarian when I grow up. I like to read all kinds of books — fiction and non-fiction and fairy tales. I want to write fairy tale books for children and young adults. You can imagine I love the library, but going to the library can be tough for me. I have cerebral palsy, which means I don’t get around as well as some other kids. I rely on a walker for support. In some places, like the library in my town, the ramps are far away from handicap parking and the entrance to the building. It would be SO much easier if my walker was more like an all-terrain vehicle and could go over curbs or s...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 31, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Sadie McCallum Tags: Our Patients’ Stories cerebral palsy Cerebral Palsy Program Dr. Benjamin Shore Source Type: news

Emotional Birth Photos Show The Power Of Surrogacy After Tragedy
After years of fertility struggles, loss and pain, a Canadian family found renewed hope through surrogacy. On Jan. 22, Kate Austin-Rivas and Didier Rivas welcomed their daughter Scarlett Ryan via surrogate. Birth photographer Ashley Marston was present to capture this powerful moment of joy -- which came after many years of darkness. For Kate and Didier, the journey to parenthood has been filled with tragedy. After suffering multiple miscarriages, the couple welcomed their daughter Elle in 2010. Two years later, Kate delivered a stillborn baby girl, whom they named Katelyn. After another miscarriage, t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emotional Birth Photos Show The Power Of Surrogacy After Tragedy
After years of fertility struggles, loss and pain, a Canadian family found renewed hope through surrogacy. On Jan. 22, Kate Austin-Rivas and Didier Rivas welcomed their daughter Scarlett Ryan via surrogate. Birth photographer Ashley Marston was present to capture this powerful moment of joy -- which came after many years of darkness. For Kate and Didier, the journey to parenthood has been filled with tragedy. After suffering multiple miscarriages, the couple welcomed their daughter Elle in 2010. Two years later, Kate delivered a stillborn baby girl, whom they named Katelyn. After another miscarriage, t...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Observations From Below: Automan's Utility Belt
Batman has his utility belt, James Bond has Q, and Supercrips like me often rely on assistive technology. Assistive Technology is any item, equipment, or software program that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the functional capabilities of persons with disabilities. I'm fortunate to have been born in 1990, around the time when personal computers started to propagate. I was introduced to computers in preschool when I was around 2. My teachers thought that typing out words would be an easier way for me to communicate. They brought alphabet stickers, and placed them on the keys so I could learn the keyboard layout. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Experience Journal: Coping with chronic illness
The Experience Journals were created to promote healthy coping strategies for children, teens and families facing adversity and chronic illness. They were founded by Drs. David DeMaso and Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich of the Boston Children’s Hospital Department of Psychiatry, and are a collection of stories and experiences from patients and families about what it has been like to live with a significant physical and/or emotional condition. These stories represent the collective wisdom of children, teens, parents and health care providers. Here are some of their stories, in their own words. Advice from children and teens...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 17, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Erin Horan Tags: Mental Health chronic illness Experience Journal Source Type: news

Kenya: Device Offers Hope to Kenyan Children With Cerebral Palsy
[Namibian] At the age of three, Esther Wamuyu's grandson could be running around with other children while learning a few things from the youngsters. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sleep disorders underreported, commonly untreated among cerebral palsy patients
(Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare) A recent study by Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare sheds light on population of people who are affected by obstructive sleep apnea: children who have cerebral palsy (CP). The recently published study found that children who have CP -- especially when the condition is severe or combined with epilepsy -- are more likely to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. It also found that children with CP are more likely to be accurately diagnosed with a sleep disorder if routinely screened with a questionnaire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 17, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

These 7 Heartwarming Mother–Daughter Moments Will Give You All The Feels
Mama's boys: begone; if you want a good tug on the heartstrings, there's nothing like a classic mother-daughter story. In the ongoing spirit of Mother’s Day, we've teamed up with SK-II and rounded up seven incredibly touching moments between mothers and daughters from around the world, celebrating the profound and unique bond shared between generations of women. Let us know if you have dry eyes at the end of this one. We certainly don’t. 1. When an Indian beauty queen thanked her mom for saving her life When Pooja Chopra took the stage to be crowned Miss India-World in 2009, no one was prepared for what s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Just a Little Is Too Much: The Risks of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy
One of my challenges in working with patients suffering from addictive illnesses is to help increase their motivation to stick with a long-term recovery plan. This is a significant challenge for many reasons, especially because the disease of addiction affects the brain's ability to value long term recovery. The one exception to this difficulty, in many cases, is when a female patient gets pregnant. I have witnessed women who struggled for years with an addictive illness discover they are pregnant and, when the pregnancy is wanted, are able to make incredible strides in their recovery. They are often able to maintain sobri...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study of elite paralympic athletes supports benefits of exercise for children with cerebral palsy
For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy, bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of similar age, reports a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Study of elite paralympic athletes supports benefits of exercise for children with cerebral palsy
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For highly trained Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy (CP), bone mineral density and other measures of body composition are similar to those of able-bodied adults of similar age, reports a study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

'Please help me Mr Cameron': 11-year-old with cerebral palsy delivers letter to 10 Downing Street after being denied NHS funding for physio to help him walk
Ben Baddeley, 11, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, has learned to walk for the first time thanks to £2,000-a-month physiotherapy. He is begging David Cameron for NHS funding for the treatment. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Take a Holistic Approach to Health
So much of American medicine focuses on treating the illness, rather than the whole person. Oftentimes, it seems easier to throw medicine at a cough or a cold, without exploring further to make sure the cough isn't a result of a chronic post-nasal drip because of allergy or sinus issues. If you're tired of treating symptoms to make a condition better, rather than treating the condition as part of your whole body, you're not alone. The latest data from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) shows 4 of 10 adults and 1 in nine children are using some form of complementary medicine. This is not t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Premature Birth and the Fetal Inflammatory Response Syndrome
This review focuses on the subset of infected premature infants who suffer from the fetal inflammatory response syndrome (FIRS), which is defined as an acute systemic inflammatory response to intra-amniotic fluid infection. The typical patient with FIRS is premature and has an elevated level of fetal plasma interleukin 6, neutrophilia, suspected or proven sepsis, and a characteristic pattern of organ injury (in the lung, gut, brain, and other organs). Because it provides a novel way to understand etiology and pathogenesis, the literature on FIRS is an important body of work on the mechanisms of prematurity in the setting o...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - May 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Bonadio, J. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Index of Suspicion in the Nursery Source Type: news

Playing Ping Pong with Disability
Table tennis players train at Majd Sports. Majd Sports is a recreational centre catering for people with disabilities in Ramallah, occupied West Bank. Credit: Silvia Boarini/IPSBy Silvia BoariniRAMALLAH, Occupied West Bank, Apr 28 2016 (IPS)Despite formally adopting progressive laws, such as Law Number 4, and ratifying the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disability, Palestinian authorities still struggle to get beyond rhetoric when it comes to supporting the 7 to 11 per cent of the population that is affected by disability. As the ongoing Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza continues to block t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 28, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Silvia Boarini Tags: Active Citizens Armed Conflicts Civil Society Featured Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Population Source Type: news

'Walk-DMC' may help improve cerebral palsy surgical outcomes
Stephen FellerSEATTLE, April 27 (UPI) -- A measure of motor control can indicate whether surgery will improve the condition of children with cerebral palsy, researchers in Washington report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
A mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from invasive surgical interventions. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Walk-DMC' aims to improve surgery outcomes for children with cerebral palsy
(University of Washington) A University of Washington mechanical engineer has developed a new assessment of motor control in children with cerebral palsy which could help predict which patients are -- or are not -- likely to benefit from invasive surgical interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Courageous Climbers Rise Above in Spokane
Spokane, WA. – April 23, 2016 – Nine children with special needs tackled the climbing walls at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Climbers made the trek from Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Spokane Valley and Spokane in Washington State as well as a climber who came over from Priest River, Idaho. The children that participated in the event had challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Peter Springs gives a little guidance to Abby as she prepares to climb on of the wall at the Courageous Kids Climbing event held at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23. The courageous climbers were co...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - April 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Courageous Climbers Rise Above in Spokane
Spokane, WA. – April 23, 2016 – Nine children with special needs tackled the climbing walls at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23, 2016. Climbers made the trek from Fairchild AFB, Medical Lake, Spokane Valley and Spokane in Washington State as well as a climber who came over from Priest River, Idaho. The children that participated in the event had challenges ranging from autism to cerebral palsy. Peter Springs gives a little guidance to Abby as she prepares to climb on of the wall at the Courageous Kids Climbing event held at Wild Walls in Spokane on Saturday, April 23. The courageous climbers were co...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 26, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Industry News Administration and Leadership Source Type: news