It's just like me!" Thanks to support from the Al Kader Shriners and services from Portland Shriners Hospital's #orthotics and #prosthetics department, Violet was given an American Girl doll that had her exact prosthetics! We are so thankful for all of those involved who made it possible for Violet to have a doll of her own!
This week, Josiah, of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa and a big baseball fan, spoke to members of the Shriners International sports committee and shared his Shriners Hospitals story and how he met New York Yankees Joe Girardi at the Tampa Shriners Hospital. After he spoke, the committee surprised him with an early birthday cake decorated with a baseball theme. Thank you, Josiah, for...
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Madison, age 11, became a patient at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Tampa at age 8 when she was diagnosed with scoliosis, a sideways curvature of the spine. The degree of the curve in Madison’s back is severe, which means that she must wear a brace 23 hours a day. Learn more about Madison and the spine and #scoliosis care at Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa.

Madison stands tall with continued scoliosis treatment
Thanks to clinical dietitian Samantha Maas, kids at the Northern California Shriners Hospital increased their appetites for good nutrition. Samantha stepped into the role of teacher as she introduced patients in the hospital school to MyPlate. “We learned about the different parts of a balanced plate — fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. We learned that a healthy lifestyle can...
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Today, we celebrate #NationalPuppyDay with these photos of some of our therapy animals.
Last week, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada opened their new Motion Analysis Centre. The centre was made possible by the support of the Ladies Oriental Shrine of North America (LOSNA) of Toronto, Canada, who raised funds to purchase equipment for the centre. Medical staff will evaluate gait (walking) patterns of patients using 10 motion capture cameras and sensors placed on patients....
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Do you know a nurse at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston who has made a difference in your life or in the life of a patient over the past year? You can recognize them in Boston Globe’s Salute to Nurses! Rules and nomination forms are now available in the link below. Nominations are due by nomination by March 24.

Salute to Nurses - The Boston Globe
B-Fit power-based exercise program at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield builds strength, power and confidence in kids with physical disabilities. Read more in Leaders in Care Magazine:

Leaders in Care - National Vol. 8, No. 1 | Spring 2017
We can almost hear the birds sing! Thank you to our Springfield hospital for sharing this picture of Spring.
Claudia is a 13-year-old straight-A student known for her sense of humor. She also enjoys soccer. But last fall, Claudia suffered a concussion from an accidental fall at school. A visit to the emergency room confirmed a concussion injury. Learn more about how the Rebound Advanced Concussion Center at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Tampa helped Claudia return school and sports.

Rebound Advanced Concussion Center helps Claudia return safely to school and sports
Pediatric experts at our Rebound Advanced Concussion Center, located at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Tampa, evaluate and treat children, teens and young athletes who have sustained concussions and/or other types of mild traumatic brain injuries. Learn more on our website: #braininuryawarenessmonth

Rebound Advanced Concussion Center
Meet Jackie Macri, a music therapist at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Philadelphia, and patient family Sol and Maria, and see how the hospital's music therapy program is helping kids build confidence, engage and play, and have fun. Thank you Harry Connick Jr and HARRY show for sharing this story.

Leading Lady: Music Therapist Jackie Macri

Music therapist Jackie Macri is using music to help children heal at Shriners Hospitals for Children. Visit for showtimes. Follow Harry on...

We were proud to be part of the Tampa Bay Lightning #BoltsFamilyCarnival in Tampa on Sunday. Fezzy’s Rescue Squad gave check-ups to Scentsy's Sebastian the #Superbuddy. Attendees, including Zavi and his family from our Tampa hospital, enjoyed games, Lightning player meet and greets and carnival games. Thank you to all who came out to see us!
Tune in today to Harry Connick Jr show, HARRY, to see a special segment featuring the Shriners Hospitals for Children music therapy program. Check your local listings for specific times and channels at or click on the link below:

HARRY | Join the Party!
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Kids at our Chicago hospital celebrated with decorations, sweet treats and Little Lola Sunshine! Thank you for visiting, Lola!
Charity Navigator, America’s premier independent charitable organization evaluator, has awarded Shriners Hospitals for Children with its prestigious Four Star Charity award. Learn more on our website:

Shriners Hospitals for Children attains highly coveted 4-Star Charity Navigator rating
Music therapy can help children to heal both physically and emotionally. Learn more from one of our music therapists who will be on the Harry Connick Jr show Monday, March 20! Check your local listings for specific times and channels or click on the link below.

HARRY | Join the Party!
Finger tips to shoulders: Krister Freese, MD, of Shriners Hospital in Portland, talks about upper extremity issues and injuries in children.

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The month of March is National Nutrition Month. To celebrate, the outpatient clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Boston hosted a “Love to the rescue” healthy snack event. Patients in the clinic helped to decorate tables according to the theme. They were then provided with fruits including strawberries, blueberries and raspberries that could be put into yogurt with granola....
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Today, March 16, Amazon will donate 5% (10 times the usual donation rate) of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Shriners Hospitals for Children! Get started at

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