Inspirational Stories


Kyle

Overcoming adversity is a process many of us go through at some point in our lives. The bigger the adversity, the greater the challenge to overcome it. In the case of Weisman Children’s patient Kyle, his life was dramatically impacted when he was involved in a car accident at 20 years old.




Matthew

"He is just going through a phase." "It is a growth spurt." "She will grow out of this." These are common assumptions people make about a child who might be acting differently than others in their age group. With no other explanation to rely on, families often move forward hoping for the best, but sometimes the situation can be much more complicated.




Matty

Most families hate to see their child struggling. In most cases, families can help their child past this struggle and move forward. However sometimes it is not that simple. That is every concerned families fear, wanting nothing but to help their child, but feeling stuck. Kelly and Dan Rose know this feeling. Their son, Matty, was a typical three-year-old, but was struggling with sensory regulation and communications skills...




Nicolas Vicente

Imagine waking up and not being able to breath. That was the very real reality for Nicolas Vicente. As a healthy 17 year old, he did not expect to wake up feeling deprived of oxygen and ending up in a hospital for a month on a ventilator. This sadly is the very real impact COVID-19 can have on someone, and it was something Nicolas was never expecting...




Teleheath During Covid-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has emerged in the United States, Weisman Children’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers made the important decision to suspend all in person outpatient services starting the week of March 23, 2020. Knowing the vast need for outpatient services would still be required by patients and families in the program, Weisman Children’s team worked tirelessly to quickly switch the program to a Telehealth platform beginning March 25, 2020.




Medical Day Care During Covid-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has emerged in the United States, Weisman Children’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Centers made the important decision to suspend all in person outpatient services starting the week of March 23, 2020. Knowing the vast need for outpatient services would still be required by patients and families in the program, Weisman Children’s team worked tirelessly to quickly switch the program to a Telehealth platform beginning March 25, 2020.




Caleb

Chronic pain, while something not widely understood by many, is something that people deal with on a daily basis. It can completely change or cripple someone to the point where they cannot physically do basic things that we all take for granted. This was the case for then 17-year-old Caleb, who for a long time was dealing with chronic pain every day. His pain continued to worsen, eventually relying on a walker to get himself around...




Nikolas Amoroso

Nikolas Amoroso thought he knew which course his life was going, but life sometimes has other plans. In one moment, everything changed for Nikolas when he was in an accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury. That was just a beginning of Nikolas’ new path though, one that brought him to Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Marlton, New Jersey. When Nikolas came to Weisman Children’s inpatient hospital at the end of April in 2018, he had a feeding tube, significant cognitive deficits, he was non-verbal, and had a trach tube to help with his breathing...




Zoe

Zoe arrived at Weisman Children's between a 3 and 4 on the Rancho Los Amigos scale. She was non-verbal, only able to sit with support for short periods, and recognized the presence of people but no one person in particular. Immediately, she entered a carefully designed regimen of proactive therapies administered six days a week. Occupational, physical, speech, and recreational therapy, among many other services, focused on restoring Zoe's functional motor, cognitive, and communication skills. The impact was immediate...