Stone’s Rehab Journey

Two years ago, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC opened the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU), an eight-bed pediatric inpatient rehabilitation unit.  The CHRU, which is located at The Children’s Home & Lemieux Family Center just up the street from the main hospital, provides continuity of care and maximizes the health and functional outcomes of children after injury, illness or surgery.

Throughout these past two years, many young patients have come to the unit for their rehabilitation needs. One such patient is Stone.

Stone came into the CHRU unable to walk. Just in time for the CHRU’s 2nd anniversary this week, take a look at the remarkable journey of Stone.

For more information on the CHRU, please call 412-692-9800 or visit

  • Kim Palaisa

    I am Stone’s neighbor. If you didn’t know what he went through, you can not appreciate what he has been doing! He is a strong young man!