Emilie, Age 9 | Traumatic Brain Injury | Hopewell Junction, NY
Dear Friends, Family, and Supporters,
When Emilie was thrown from a horse during a riding lesson in October 2015, her prognosis was grim. She had stopped breathing and lost consciousness. Although Emilie was wearing a helmet, the extent of her injuries was so severe that she had become paralyzed. After being flown to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital, she was diagnosed with several traumatic brain injuries. Doctors placed her on life support in the pediatric intensive care unit for nearly one month and she spent next four months in rehabilitation at a local facility.
Emilie's strength and the lifesaving care she received at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital were powerful allies in helping to restore her health. Today, Emilie continues physical, occupational, and speech therapy at the Children's Hospital. She is now able to walk, run, skip, sing her favorite songs--and eat sushi, her favorite food. Emilie returned to school in September 2016, finished second grade, and was excited to move up to third grade this year.
Please consider making a donation to support the thousands of children, like our daughter Emilie, who receive advanced pediatric care at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital every year. You can make a difference.
For the kids,
Renee and Jeremy (Emilie's Parents)
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