Posts Categorized: Rehab

Kajha’s Rehab Journey

Kajha, a 13-year-old honors student, is by all accounts a remarkable young woman. Talk to anyone who has met her, and it seems they just can’t stop talking about how great she is: her spirit, her smile, her generosity, her perseverance. All of that was tested when Kajha had a large stroke one night. She… Read more »

Morgan’s Rehab Journey

Morgan was a healthy, active 17-year-old enjoying her junior year of high school.  She was on her school’s basketball team and loved spending time outdoors when she wasn’t with her friends.  By all accounts, she was leading a completely normal teenage life. All that changed one evening when she collapsed while playing basketball.  Morgan was… Read more »

Emily’s Rehab Journey

When Emily came to the Children’s Hospital Rehabilitation Unit (CHRU), she had been in the hospital and in bed for months due to a severe respiratory illness. Previously a boisterous, independent young woman, she came to the CHRU so weak that she was unable to move anything but her fingers. She was unable to even… Read more »

Starting the Transition Home

The date of February 29 only happens every four years. But for 17-year-old Morgan McDowell, it was a day that only happens once in a lifetime. Six weeks ago, she was lying in a hospital bed after having a stroke during a basketball game and this past Monday night, she was sitting center ice cheering… Read more »

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… Read more »