Tampa Bay friends, Executive Director of the East-West Shrine Game, Harold Richardson and Patient Ambassadors, Marius and Karolina will be on ABC Action News this morning at about 9:30am EST. don't miss it.
Our patient ambassadors are enjoying their time in St. Petersburg leading up to the East West Shrine Game on Saturday. Today they enjoyed snorkeling at RumFish Grill. National Patient Ambassadors Karolina and Marius were joined by patient ambassador Hunter Woodhall.
We are very excited for tomorrow’s East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL, featuring the top college football players in the US and Canada. It’s a day of football, friends and fun in support of Shriners Hospitals for Children! Kick-off is at 3 p.m., ET. If you can’t join us in person, please join us on NFL Network (check local listings for time and channel). #MoreThanJustAGame

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Let's start this Friday with a smile! "Superman" Dylan delivered flowers to the team at our Lexington hospital recently! Thank you, Dylan!
A message from patient ambassador, Paralympian and all-around great kid, Hunter Woodhall, to all of our friends on social media and to his fellow Shriners Hospitals' patients.
National Patient Ambassadors Karolina and Marius are in the Tampa Bay (FL) area for the upcoming East West Shrine Game this Saturday. Day one kept them busy with an appearance on FOX 13 News - Tampa Bay Good Morning Tampa Bay and, later, a visit to Tampa Fire Rescue Station 1 in downtown Tampa. There, they met with Fire Chief Tom Forward and fighters to share their stories. Cpt. David Dittman...
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Aiden's father and older sister were born with cleft palate, a condition where the roof of the mouth does not form completely. At birth, Aiden's doctors said his palate looked good. But soon, his mother noticed signs that everything may not be as well as they thought. After years of misdiagnosis and therapies, the family found Shriners Hospitals for Children in Chicago – and answers....
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Chicago hospital puts focus on hidden cleft palate

Caring veteran visits with Shriners Hospitals for Children patients.

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Col. Laurel "Buff" Burkel, US Air Force, survived a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. She sustained a broken neck in the crash and was placed halo traction for several months, recovered and returned to duty. Col. Burkel heard about our St. Louis hospital and halo treatment for children with scoliosis and wanted to share her story with a patient undergoing the same treatment. See the bond she...
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A Friend Indeed

Houston Astros players A.J. Reed, Jose Altuve and Yulieski Gurriel visited our Galveston hospital yesterday as part of the Astros Caravan. The visit brightened the day for patients recovering from burn injuries. Check out the link for the story and videos from this special visit:

Astros raise spirits at children's hospital

This April, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Lexington will move to a new facility at the University of Kentucky Healthcare campus. Learn more about the new state-of-the-art ambulatory care center:

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Lexington opens new medical center in April

Our prosthetics-orthotics teams often custom design equipment and devices for patients because what they need isn’t made commercially. Valerie's design team included her dad and thanks to that joint effort with Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, she’s getting around all by herself! #FamilyCenteredCare

How a dad and SC hospital made life easier for toddler with rare condition

Please help us welcome James, F. Mooney III, MD, the new chief of staff at our Springfield, MA hospital. Areas of special interest to Dr. Mooney include pediatric spinal deformity, pediatric trauma, and orthopaedic aspects of cerebral palsy. Dr. Mooney is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America.

Biography of James F. Mooney, III, M.D.

In this podcast, Orthopaedic Surgeon Jon Davids, MD, of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California, talks about new approaches to orthotics and answers parents’ questions about orthotic devices for children with cerebral palsy:

Answering Parents' Concerns About Use of Leg Braces for Children with Special Needs: Interview with Orthopedic Surgeon Jon Davids of Shriners Hospitals

Kids, East West Shrine Game players, coaches and staff are having a great time today during the teams' visit to our Tampa hospital. #shrinegame
What is it like behind the scenes at the Tournament of Roses - Rose Parade? Our leadership, patient ambassadors, volunteers and Fezzy share their experiences!

2017 Rose Parade: Anything is Possible Float

Watch a re-cap of the 2017 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California and find out why Anything is Possible for the patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Special thanks to our Love to the rescue Ambassador Joe Minoso for all of his work to help families #beburnaware this holiday season. Learn more:

Education and Materials on Burn Awareness and Burn Prevention

Mahalo to PGA star Tony Finau for visiting and inspiring our patients at our Honolulu hospital! Tony has given incredible support to the hospital through the Tony Finau Foundation. #TonyFinauFoundation
Paralympian Tatyana McFadden visited our Philadelphia hospital today to speak to patients and sign copies her new book,”Ya Sama! Moments from My Life.” Tatyana is a former patient of the hospital and spoke to our kids and staff about her Paralympic journey and shared video clips from her amazing and inspiring athletic career. Thank you, Tatyana, for your visit!
From helping kids stay warm, to offering winter sports safety tips, Dr. Jeremy Bauer, MD, of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Portland has information for families:

Winter Sledding Safety