October is Superhero Month at Children’s of Alabama! Through a partnership with Books-A-Million, Children’s kicks off the month to honor patients and staff as the real superheroes that they are, while bringing awareness to the importance of Children’s of Alabama throughout the state. Special superhero themed activities will be hosted throughout the month for patients and their families to highlight their own super powers in battling their unique illnesses and injuries.
We would like to invite the community to participate and share their stories via social media. Current and past patients and families all over the state are encouraged to submit their story on the Tell Us Your Story link or via social media using the hashtag #thepowerofChildrensAL. Members of the community can also post photos wearing superhero capes in support of the patients using the campaign hashtag.
Brayden was training in hopes of reaching the amateur national motocross championship when he fell on his head, causing a lesion on his brain with a hemorrhage. He was released to play sports gain after about six months of outpatient therapy. Now Brayden is back to being almost as active as ever, participating in sports like bicycling, soccer and gymnastics.
Student-athlete Denver suffered a significant stroke that required her to be airlifted to Children’s of Alabama. Doctors started her on inpatient speech therapy, followed by physical and occupational therapies. She has since returned to her favorite pastimes, practicing with her cheer team and working on her basketball, softball and volleyball technique.
Richlyn was transported to Children’s of Alabama after doctors discovered lymphatic malformations. She survived surgery and doctors believed she would require more surgeries, but Richlyn surprised everyone and healed perfectly. Save for a scar on her stomach, Richlyn shows no signs of suffering from a life-threatening illness. She’s just a normal, healthy, happy little girl.
Jackson is quite the little charmer. Born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, Jackson has undergone three surgeries, all the while winning over the hearts of his doctors and nurses at Children’s of Alabama. “He’s a hoot!” exclaims Jackson’s mother, Deja. “He’s always been a happy child despite what he’s gone through in his life.
An ultrasound showed Parker had a severe heart defect that is virtually always fatal and would require surgery within minutes of delivery. She survived after being placed on heart-lung bypass minutes after birth. Parker has already beaten the odds, learning to eat, gaining weight, smiling and interacting.
All of our patients are superheroes! Did you or a loved one show some super power as a patient at Children’s of Alabama?
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