Dinosaurs Are Motivation
Jeremiah was fitted for his first wheelchair at Riley Children’s Health.
While Jeremiah learned to move around in his new chair, his occupational therapist held a toy dinosaur to help encourage Jeremiah to push his chair close to her. Jeremiah quickly learned how to push the wheels to get to the toy dinosaur.
PPE Shortages Reached Every Provider
Nemours Children’s Hospital staff rolled their sleeves up to assist with sewing masks, making face shields on 3-D printers, accepting community donations of personal protection equipment, distribution of these items and anything else the situation required.
Critical Care Continues
A nurse entertains and administers chemotherapy to toddler in Hematology/Oncology clinic at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.
Can-Do Spirit Makes One Patient Unstoppable
Before a spinal cord injury, Jeremiah played football, basketball and he boxed. He also was cultivating his drawing talents—specifically anime.
When Jeremiah arrived at Ranken Jordan a month after his injury, he was weak and admits to being scared and nervous. By the second day, he was out of his room socializing and ready to get stronger.
“I couldn’t do push-ups or get myself out of bed when I first came,” Jeremiah says. “But they motivate you here. rdquo;
Inspired by the team and his own determination, Jeremiah worked hard in physical therapy and greatly improved his upper body strength. Push-ups are a snap for him now.
Who needs Superman?
One of the mottos of the pandemic has been "Not all heroes wear capes," and Scottish Rite for Children patient Nicolas agrees with that. He was so inspired by the heroes he saw working hard, he put aside superhero costumes and decided to dress up like the heroes around him.
Information Becomes Critical
Driscoll Children's Hospital physicians wait to be interviewed during a virtual press conference to discuss COVID-19.
Teams Coming Together
Bernard & Millie Duker Children's Hospital at Albany Medical is home to the Melodies Center for childhood cancers and blood disorders. This team photo exemplifies the impact of COVID-19 on the nation's healthcare teams.
As the world stopped and everyone had more free time, baking made for a good pastime. The Child Life team at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Greenville joined in on the fun and baked cookies with patients.
A Touching Moment
This neonatal intensive care unit patient and nurse at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children share a smile before the baby getting his tubes changed.
In the operating room at Children’s Minnesota, a nurse in full personal protection equipment makes sure her smile shines through her mask and face shield.
Even Newborns Can Video Chat
During the pandemic, The Royal Children's Hospital started Baby Chat, a virtual health program, to help families connect with their new baby while they are in the newborn intensive care unit (NICU).
Clear Masks Are A Game Changer
The connection between mouth sounds and letter combinations is one of the hardest things to understand as a dyslexic student. Traditional masks created a learning barrier for students and instructors in the Scottish Rite for Children lab. To make sure students received the specialized instruction, safely and in a way that they could still see and imitate the mouth movements of the instructor, kids were equipped with clear masks.
The Adolescent Medicine team at Kentucky Children's Hospital had a back-to-school spirit week since students could attend classes in person. The event included crazy sock and crazy hair day.
Sanitation is the Priority
At the height of the pandemic, cleaning services and janitorial team members played an essential role in safety.