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Achieving dreams after injury, illness

Professional baseball player, student back to doing what they love

Achieving dreams after injury, illness

Professional baseball player, student back to doing what they love

Helping children achieve their dreams. It’s what Norton Children’s caregivers work to do every day for kids who come to us with illnesses, injuries and congenital issues.

Student Jerren Harrison and professional baseball player Adam Duvall are now achieving their dreams thanks to the expertise available in our community for children who need orthopedic and spine care.

Harrison contracted bacterial meningitis as an infant, causing his legs to stop growing. More than 30 surgeries later, the high school graduate stands tall and is able to play sports. As a teen, Duvall experienced a spine injury that required complex surgery. He’s now living his dreams playing professional baseball. Watch their stories here.

Every year, more than 12,500 children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana visit a Norton Children’s orthopedic or spine care specialist. These specialists see patients for everything from broken bones and sports injuries to hip conditions and neuromuscular disorders like cerebral palsy, as well as spine and scoliosis issues.

These children often require intervention from a multidisciplinary team for therapy, bracing and complex imaging and gait studies — sometimes over a lifetime. These children and their families depend on Norton Children’s for the most current treatments and therapies.

Support from the 2017 Home & BMW Raffle, Festival of Trees & Lights and Snow Ball raised funds to provide state-of-the-art equipment for treatment of orthopedic and spine issues, additional specialists who can address a growing demand and expansion of multidisciplinary clinics to provide patients with a single place to see all of their specialists.

Make a donation now to support this very important care for the children of our community.

 

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