The Shriners Hospital for Children–Twin Cities held its eighth annual prom on Saturday, April 7. The night is a highlight for patients and staff alike.
Thank you to all who were involved in making this a special event — especially the Minnesota School of Cosmetology for setting up a pre-prom salon, where all prom attendees were invited to get free hair, nails, and makeup done.
Teens who have endured a variety of surgeries and treatments for orthopedic conditions throughout childhood were able to forget about their special needs for the evening and experience going to prom.
Patients even traveled from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, and Wisconsin to attend.
We're already looking forward to next year!
Michael Varro came to Shriners Hospitals for Children–Twin Cities after he was born with an underdeveloped foot. At the age of 11, he had to have his leg amputated. Since that day, he's become an inspiration to so many — working as a prosthetist for wounded soldiers and representing the USA in paralympic rowing. He says it is his positive experiences with staff and other patients at the hospital that led him on his journey to success.
Before and after his amputation, Michael worked with a prosthetist, Todd, to develop his prosthetic leg, which would allow him to walk again and participate in the activities he loved. He has now followed that dream and has become a prosthetist himself and is currently working for the VA Hospital in Lake Nona, Florida.
While Michael wished he could have served in the military himself, he was disqualified due to his amputation. But with great pride he says, "In a really cool way, I found this career and get to serve those that served, which -- in many ways -- fills my heart more than I could have hoped for."
Thank you to ALL YOU BUTTER LOVERS who donated for the delicious sugar cookies for the Corned Beef & Cabbage Feed!
The Hospital office would like to extend a thank you to everyone who donates their time and energy to benefit the patients and families we serve. WIthout your help, the things we do would not be possible.
We also extend another thank you to St. Joan of Arc School for donating a large number of snack bags to the office. Their thoughtfulness is truly appreciated by our drivers.
Noble Paul Bohannon is honored for his work with the Nebraska Spina Bifida organization.
Read the story here.
Congratulations to our tree winners from the inaugural Feztival of Trees!
Use these links to shop and a portion of your purchase will be donated to support the Shriners Hospitals for Children!
Surprise your friends and family with extraordinary gifts, and play a part in helping provide life-changing care to children through the healing power of love.
Here is an article I received from the current owner of one of the old Tangier Corvettes. Read the article here.
Great news! It is now easier than ever to refer a patient to Shriners Hospitals for Children®! At the 138th Annual Session in July 2012, the attending delegates approved amendments to the Colorado Bylaws 509.2 and 509.3 which simplified the way for patients to access Shriners Hospitals.
Patients/families no longer need to fill out a two-page application form that must be processed before being considered for treatment. While this is a big change for our system and YOU, we want to assure you that our Shriners are more important than ever in finding children that need our help; as well as informing the public about the noble mission of Shriners Hospitals for Children. We need your participation now, more than ever, to reach more patients. This new process makes it easier for our patients and will still allow for engagement with the nobility. Travel and transportation support should not change. Contact your Shrine temple or hospital if you have questions.
This new intake process continues to support your valuable referrals, without the added step of completing a patient application. Instead, simply provide patients/families with the Shriners Hospitals for Children patient referral card, which may be obtained from your hospital or Shrine temple. In addition, a new Patient Referral Form will be forthcoming in the near future. However, the referral card is preferred, with the patient/family calling the hospital’s referral intake line directly. Why? This is the quickest and most convenient way for a patient to get the care they need.
When did this start? In October 2012, Shriners Hospitals simplified the process for our new patients; allowing immediate scheduling for an appointment if their clinical needs meet the hospital’s scope of service. To avoid any confusion to our patients or the community, temple staff are asked to no longer use the application form and remove any reference to a patient application process in temple materials or website. Thank you for your continued hard work in helping the children. Please contact your local Shriners Hospitals facility if you have any questions.
To learn more about our services, or to refer a patient, visit shrinershospitalsforchildren.org to locate a hospital near you. Or call 800-237-5055 in the U.S. or 800-361-7256 in Canada.
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