Franciscan Hospital for Children - A national leader in caring for children with special health care needs

Presentation for Families Coping with a Loved One's Brain Injury.


Date: June 6, 2012

Time: 12:00 Noon

Venue: Franciscan Hospital for Children, Chamberlain Conference Center.


Adaptive Recreation Fair      

Date: June 9, 2012



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Travis Roy Wiffle Ball Tournament Mixes Fun With Supporting Good Cause


NESN Employees Take Part in Wiffle Ball Tournament to Benefit Franciscan Hospital For Children


Newton Person of the Week: Valerie Herman


Waves of emotion for Tim Wakefield on his big day in Boston


Tracked down: Christina Perri, Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman


Gronkowski, Edelman Help Deliver Donation To Franciscan Hospital For Children


BTIG's Commissions for Charity Day Raises $4.5M




2012 5k Run and Walk


We're pleased to open this email with a warm welcome to the hospital's new CEO, John D. Nash.  He's already working his way around the building, meeting and greeting staff and families.  To read more about his background and his appointment, please visit our website.

Patient Perspective: Alison Simoneau


Alison"I was born in 1995 as a normal baby. Through time I learned to crawl and do all the other things normal babies do. Then in 1996, when I was 11 months old something unexpected happened. During dinner one night I became limp and fell over in my high chair - I was completely unresponsive.


I was rushed to the hospital and many tests were run. My parents were told that I had been hit with a virus called Viral Myelopathy that landed on my spinal cord and paralyzed my left side."  Learn more >>

In Honor of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month


Mental HealthDid you know that mental health diagnoses in children are more common than childhood leukemia, diabetes, and AIDS combined? Mental illness can touch anyone regardless of age, gender, race, class or religion.


The statistics are overwhelming. According to the Surgeon General's report, one out of every five students has a significant mental health issue that can affect their learning, their families, and their livesLearn more >>


Potty Training a Child with Special Needs

Working with a child with special needs on toileting can Child on Pottybe especially challenging. There are a few techniques though that can help families, caregivers and children avoid some of the pitfalls that may arise.


Grace Rechisky, lead teacher in the Hyman Novack Medical Day Care Center at Franciscan Hospital for Children works every day with preschool age children who have special needs. Learn more>>
New Balance Heartbreak Hill 5k Run & Walk

Our annual 5K Run & Walk at Boston College and Fun Run for kids is this coming weekend.   It's not too late to register or volunteer on our website.


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