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TSRHC to host the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series on Saturday, February 6

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) will host the Pediatric Orthopaedic Education Series in Dallas on Saturday, February 6.

Keeping Out of Trouble

The topic of this conference is “Keeping out of Trouble in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine – 
A Case-Based Approach to Avoiding Jeopardy.” This course is designed for pediatricians, family practitioners, physician assistants, advanced practice nurses and allied health professionals.

The TSRHC orthopedic staff will present lectures on topics ranging from trauma, musculoskeletal infection, back pain, scoliosis, hip disorders, rheumatologic conditions, sports injuries and more.

New This Year

Join us for an interactive experience including real-time audience polls and game show style Q&A. Make sure to bring your smart phone, so that you can engage with the presenters during the audience participation portion of their lectures. The Jeopardy! portion of the conference will feature pre-selected members of the pediatric community, who will test their knowledge of the day’s lessons and compete for top honors.

Register Now

This conference offers 6.25 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. On or before January 22, the registration fee is $100. After January 22, the fee increases to $125 and will be $150 at the door.

For more information or to register online, please visit community.tsrhc.org/POES-Dallas or call Chelsea Davidson at 469-878-1785.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the accredited sponsor, is jointly sponsoring this activity with Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Sarah, age 16 of Wylie

IMG_0026 2Sarah, age 16 of Wylie, Texas, has been a patient of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since 2004. She has had two surgeries at TSRHC, one to separate her webbed fingers and one on her amputated leg. Sarah loves to snowboard and is excited to enjoy the snow. Her favorite memories from last year were talking with the other amputees and swapping funny stories; she is looking forward to making her friends laugh this year.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Amputee Ski Trip Spotlight: Josiah, age 17 of Dallas

Josiah, age 17 of Dallas, Texas, has been a patient at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) since he was two years old. Leg length discrepancy first brought Josiah to Scottish Rite Hospital, but in 2012 he had an amputation and has since moved exclusively to the TSRHC IMG_0030 2prosthetics department. His favorite memory is falling down the bunny hill “millions of times” last year, and he is eager to get back out there. Josiah is excited to return to Colorado to have adventures with people like him. He’s also looking forward to seeing the friends he made last year.

About the Annual Amputee Ski Trip

February 2016 will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Amputee Ski Trip, held each year at the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colo. Fourteen teenage patients with limb differences are given the opportunity to discover the joy of skiing and snowboarding, while gaining confidence with lifelong friends.

Since the first Amputee Ski Trip in 1981, the community has teamed up with the hospital to make this opportunity possible to patient families. American Airlines has sponsored the trip since 2005. Prior to that, Delta Airlines supported the event for more than 20 years. Multiple other generous supporters from the community, including the Stephen M. Seay Foundation help make this trip possible!

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Juliet, age 7 of Dallas

Juliet Ampariu age 7 of Corinth_40Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Juliet!

Juliet Ampariu age 7 of Corinth_07

Juliet, age 7, from Corinth, Texas, has been coming to TSRHC since she was 2 months old. She was born with amniotic band syndrome, and it was discovered that she also had hip dysplasia. Juliet loves the hospital, including the doctors, nurses and volunteers and the crafts she gets to make while visiting. When it’s time to leave, Juliet’s mom often has to beg her to go.

Juliet eats, sleeps and breathes softball. She is a pitcher in her softball league, where she is the youngest player on the team. Even though Juliet’s bat bag is bigger than she is, she already has a changeup and a wicked fastball. Juliet loves reading and dreams of being a doctor. She is so excited to cheer on the Dallas Marathon runners! Look for her wave, as she has been practicing her princess pageant wave for months to encourage all of the participants.

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

 

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Jordan, age 7 of Sachse

Jordan Anderson age 7 of Sachse_13Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Jordan!

Jordan, age 7, of Sachse, Texas, has been a patient at TSRHC since he was about 6 months Jordan Anderson age 7 of Sachse_22old. He is being treated for complex syndactyly of the hands. Jordan attends HD1, a Hand Camp at Camp John Marc, with other patients from TSRHC. He has a blast at camp and loves making friends with other campers.

Jordan is very outgoing and friendly and enjoys being around other people. He is a positive thinker and great at making other people smile! Jordan plays soccer and basketball and loves Pokémon. When he grows up, Jordan wants to be a professional basketball or soccer player. Jordan is excited to root for all of the Dallas Marathon runners this December

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Haven, age 13 of Dallas

Haven Emory age 13 of Dallas_33Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Haven!

Haven Emory age 13 of Dallas_24

Haven, age 13, of Dallas, Texas, received treatment from the Luke Waites Center for Dyslexia and Learning Disorders at TSRHC. During the last academic term, Haven was a student in the dyslexia lab at Luke Waites Center, where her therapist helped instill new confidence into her learning. Haven recently graduated from Wesley Prep and is currently attending George Bannerman Dealey Montessori and International Academy.

Haven has a bright and sunny personality and loves all kinds of activities. She is a writer, artist, soccer player and runner. Haven sings with the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas and is a member of the Dallas Runners Club and a drama hand on stage. Haven also donates her time as a volunteer for Rays of Light, a program that provides “date nights” to families with children with special needs. When she grows up, Haven is thinking about becoming a teacher who specializes in dyslexia. Haven is ready to support all of those running in the Dallas Martahon!

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

Coming Soon: Cookies & Castles

The Dallas Alumnae Chapter of Delta Delta Delta is holding its 8th annual Cookies & Castles: A Gingerbread Extravaganza event on December 11 and 12, 2015, at the T. Boone Pickens Training & Conference Center. The event will benefit our prosthetics department and Tri Delta Foundation’s Crescent Fund.

Ladies Luncheon

The festivities are set to kick off with the Ladies Luncheon on Friday, December 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each individual ticket to the Ladies Luncheon includes a decorating seat with a regular-sized gingerbread castle, icing with decorating tip, cotton apron, candy for decoration, and a yummy lunch. Additional ticket packages include totes, raffle tickets, and photos with Santa.

Cookies & Castles: A Gingerbread Extravaganza Family Day

The festivities continue on Saturday, December 12, with Family Day, which consists of two seating options: the first from 10 a.m. to noon and the second from 3 to 5 p.m. Choose morning or afternoon spots when making reservations.

LEE_1137This multi-generational event is perfect for the entire family. Individual tickets include one decorating seat with an extra-large castle or gingerbread man and one standing guest admission. Multi-ticket packages are helpful for families and include extras such as gingerbread castles, t-shirts, raffle tickets, and photos with Santa.

If you’re unable to make the event, consider sponsoring a TSRHC patient family. This is a great way to provide a donation to the hospital while helping a family attend the Gingerbread Extravaganza.

Dallas Deltas Put Focus on Giving Back

The Dallas Tri-Delta Alumnae Group is the local chapter of the international Delta Delta Delta sorority, an organization steeped in a long history of friendship and womanly character. Tri-Delta promotes the development of strong character and a broad moral and intellectual life, and the sorority sisters do their best to assist members in every possible way. A big component of Tri-Delta’s mission is giving back, and TSRHC is fortunate to have these amazing women presenting one of the hospital’s most anticipated events.

In addition to benefiting the hospital, proceeds from Cookies & Castles will also go to the Tri-Delta Foundation Crescent Fund, which provides financial assistance and hope to collegians and alumnae in financial need.

Reserve Your Spot Today!

All reservations for the Cookies & Castles event should be made online by Friday, November 20. Questions should be directed to Sandra Standefer at 214-497-6683 or cookiesandcastles@gmail.com.

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Ayden, age 18 of Denton

Ayden Toleman age 18_23Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Ayden!

Ayden, age 18, of Denton, Texas, started coming to TSRHC when he was 2 years old for fibular deficiency. Since that time, he has made annual trips to the hospital for x-rays, and in the summer of 2014 Ayden was fitted for the Ilizarov frame for limb lengthening. Ayden’s favorite part of TSRHC is the people. He loves the doctors and Ayden Toleman age 18_11nurses. When the limb lengthening process was complete, Ayden gained two inches in his leg and had a renewed sense of confidence. He finished his treatment and passed his driving test three days before heading off to college.

Currently, Ayden is a freshman at East Texas Baptist University. He is doing an incredible job in school and considering medical school or nursing after completing his undergrad. In recognition of his accomplishments, Ayden is a Legacy Scholarship recipient, a prestigious honor given to current and former patients of TSRHC. Ayden is part of his church choir and recently took a mission trip to Denver. Prior to his operation, he was black belt recommended in Tae Kwon Do, and he plans to complete his belt testing once he has recovered. Ayden is very personable, and those closest to him say he has never met a stranger. He is excited to cheer on the runners at this year’s Dallas Marathon!

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13. 

 

Dallas Marathon Patient Champion Spotlight: Amy, age 17 of Keller

Amy Goode age 17 of Sachse_02Starting in 2007, several Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) patients offered to help represent the many bright faces treated at the hospital by becoming a patient champion for the Dallas Marathon. The Patient Champion program is a way for the community to participate in race-weekend activities and fundraise on behalf of a patient. We are excited to introduce you to Amy!

Amy, age 17, is from Keller, Texas. She has been a patient at Amy Goode age 17 of Sachse_43TSRHC since she was 2 ½ years old. Amy was born without a left arm and a short right arm with two fingers. She also has scoliosis, and when Amy was 8, two TSRHC surgeons placed hardware in her back in order to help straighten her spine; last August, she underwent halo traction. Amy and her doctors have a great relationship, and she knows that they care about her well beyond the conditions for which she is treated.

Amy is an encourager. At TSRHC, she serves as a junior volunteer, where she inspires other patients and visitors to the hospital. She also serves as a volunteer at a Sunday School class for special needs senior citizens. Amy has been participating in speech and debate for three years, and last year she attended a national competition in South Carolina. This year, the subject of her speech is scoliosis. She is also artistic and once designed the T-shirt for a barbeque event benefiting the hospital. Amy is ready to cheer on all of the runners at the Dallas Marathon!

We invite you to join our team of fundraisers on behalf of the Patient Champions and all the patients of TSRHC through our Crowdrise page.

Dallas_Marathon_Logo_1971**TSRHC has been the primary beneficiary of the Dallas Marathon since 1997. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, December 13.