MONTREAL, Nov. 29, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Mia's 15. Her goal? Become goalie for Team Canada. But to make that dream come true, she needs excellent knees. When she injured a knee, she therefore came to Shriners Hospitals for Children® – Canada, a world expert in pediatric orthopaedics. Mark Burman, M.D., operated and the physiotherapy team at Canada Shriners Hospital has been getting her knee back in shape ever since.
Surgeons at Canada Shriners Hospital operate on hundreds of teens a year with injuries to their legs or arms, often knees. We have the experts. Most patients, like Mia, are determined when it comes to working hard in rehabilitation to get back to their lives and their favourite sports. But for success, we also need the right equipment.
On this day of giving, #GivingTuesdayCA, we're asking Canadians to help us buy a $5000 physiotherapy bicycle that 90% of our patients will use – that's thousands of kids and teens. It will help them get back on their feet more quickly and safely. Gifts will go twice as far as Dorel will match donations. We're asking Canadians to help teens like Mia reach their dreams.
More about Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada
Established in Montreal in 1925, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada is the only Canadian establishment within the network of 22 Shriners Hospitals, the others located in the U.S. and Mexico. The bilingual, short-term, acute care hospital provides ultra-specialized orthopaedic care to children from coast to coast, the U.S. and around the world. The mission of the hospital is to promote health and provide treatment and rehabilitation to infants, children and young adults with orthopaedic and neuromuscular problems such as scoliosis, brittle bone disease, club feet, hip dysplasia, leg length discrepancies and cerebral palsy. The hospital is committed to excellence and innovation in clinical practice, research and education and to ensuring patients and their families are treated in a caring, family-friendly environment. The hospital is affiliated with McGill University and provides clinical experience and teaching for residents and allied professionals. The hospital is present in communities across Canada thanks to telemedicine, outreach clinics and two satellite clinics located in Winnipeg and Halifax. Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada has been helping kids reach their full potential for 90 years and counting.
Donations to Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada (exceptionalcareforkids.com) go towards providing life-changing care to children.
SOURCE Shriners Hospitals For Children
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For further information: Media interviews regarding Canada Shriners Hospitals' Giving Tuesday campaign are available upon request: Caroline Phaneuf, Communications & Marketing, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada, 514-778-5092, [email protected], [email protected]; Emmanuelle Rondeau, Communications & Marketing Manager, Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada, W: 514-282-6990, C: 514-207-1057, [email protected]