A pediatric hand expert helps Roberto regain independence and reach his goals
Every morning, Roberto wakes up before the sun to take care of his dogs and pick vegetables from his garden. After making breakfast, he gets dressed and heads to a local university, where he works and is a student. He plans to graduate in a year with a degree in psychology and then hopes to attend graduate school.
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Pediatric hand experts restore the use of a young athlete's hand
In April 2010, Dayton, then age 13, was seriously injured when he was accidentally shot in the left arm by a 12-gauge shotgun.
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David achieves his college football dreams thanks to a pediatric hand surgeon at Children's Health
David started playing football in the fourth grade. In high school, he was the team's starting running back, and like many football players, he had grown accustomed to the physicality and intensity the game is known for – especially in Texas. So when he started to feel pain in his left hand after a home game in September 2017, the high school senior didn't think much of it.
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Hand surgery gives Aleah a new grasp on life
In December 2010, 4-year-old Aleah and her family were visiting her grandparents in Washington for the holidays when she started to feel sick. Aleah was lethargic, but her parents, Renee and Nathan, assumed she was just worn out from all the travel and festivities. But the next day, December 23rd, Aleah began having difficulties walking and was losing control of her other extremities.
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A competitive barrel racer succeeds after pediatric hand surgery at Children's Health
Shylynne, known as "Shy" to her friends and family, has loved horses for as long as she can remember. She got her first horse, Shirley, to ride around in her backyard when she was just 4 years old. Around the time she turned 6, she discovered her passion: competitive barrel racing. This rodeo event for women times a rider while she completes a cloverleaf pattern around three barrels, showcasing the athleticism and skill of both the horse and the rider.
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Miette overcomes tendinitis to make beautiful music
Music has been a part of Miette's life for as long as she can remember. Whether she is singing, dancing or playing an instrument, something comes alive in her when she performs. So when the 13-year-old's wrist started hurting, her family acted quickly to find experts who could help her heal and continue to play.
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Repairing a floating thumb gives a toddler the ability to clap, color and grasp
When Maria was pregnant, her obstetrician informed her there was a high chance that her child would be born with Down syndrome. Maria and her husband did their best to plan for whatever unique challenges they might face after delivery, but there was no way they could have prepared themselves for the surprise they received when their daughter, Camila, was born. Contrary to her doctor's prediction, Camila did not have Down syndrome, but Maria knew from her first look at her daughter, that something was wrong with her hand.
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