Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Meet Michael: 2022 Family Advocacy Day Champion

Michael is participating in Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day from June 12-14. Through this event, Michael and his family will discuss his health journey, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare’s role in providing him with necessary health care services, and why the public and our elected officials must invest in the future of patients like Michael.

Michael’s parents knew there would be complications at birth. He was born at 26 weeks gestation and suffered a grade 3 hemorrhage the day after he was born.


Meet Harrison: 2022 Family Advocacy Day Champion

Harrison is participating in Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day from June 12-14. Through this event, Harrison and his family will discuss his health journey, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare’s role in providing him with necessary health care services, and why the public and our elected officials must invest in the future of patients like Harrison.

Harrison was born with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, a type of brain dysfunction that occurs when the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen or blood flow for a period of time. Then, when he was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Harrison also has dystonia – a movement disorder where his muscles contract involuntarily.


commented on Meet Elijah: 2019 Family Advocacy Day Champion 2019-05-21 10:54:48 -0400 · Flag
On behalf of the entire Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare community, thank you Elijah for sharing your story and for representing your peers. We look forward to following your Washington D.C. journey in June.

Sincerely,

Barbara Joers