Meet Parth: A Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Champion

Meet Parth: A Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital Champion

During Family Advocacy Day, Parth and his family will discuss his health journey, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital’s role in providing him with necessary care, and why we must invest in the future of patients like Parth.

During his first ever visit to India, Parth experienced a traumatic brain injury during an automobile accident where he lost both his father and grandfather. Parth was the only survivor.

Parth, a Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
champion, is participating in Family Advocacy
Day 2023.

“We knew that it was serious, and he would require extensive care,” says Priyanka.

After being transported to the U.S. once stabilized, Parth was initially treated at University of Maryland Medical System and later transported to Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) in Baltimore.

Parth was at MWPH for three months and received everything from medical care to physical, occupational and speech therapy. MWPH even helped train both Priyanka and Parth’s sister on how to apply specific medical treatments in their simulation lab.

“It was total devastation,” says Priyanka, “I was not only mourning my husband and father-in-law but also had to care for my son.”

Today, Parth is doing well and has come a very long way. From being in a coma to being able to use a device to communicate. He uses a wheelchair and is unable to walk and talk, however, he is very attentive and social and likes to tell jokes, play with board games and cook.

“Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital has been a pillar of hope for me and my family,” says Priyanka.

Family Advocacy Day

Elevating patient stories and educating lawmakers remains critical to increase awareness about the essential care provided by children's hospitals.