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Real Faces Real Lives Changed at the Children’s Institute

Real Faces Real Lives Changed at the Children’s Institute

One of The Children’s Institute’s photos has been selected as a finalist for the Children’s Hospital Association’s annual photo contest. The Photo Exhibit celebrates children’s hospitals and puts a face to the patients, their families and their health care providers. This photo was selected as a finalist from more than 250 entries for the Children’s Hospital Association’s 2015 photo contest.

Highlighted in the winning photo, taken by Joshua Franzos, is former inpatient Greyson and his mother.

Greyson was born prematurely. He spent months at the hospital receiving his nutrition through a feeding tube. Although he gained strength and was able to go home, he could not take nutrition by mouth and failed to thrive. At 2-years-old he was still totally feeding-tube dependent.

At The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh’s Feeding & Swallowing Program, a team consisting of a pediatrician, a speech/language pathologist, a clinical dietician, an occupational therapist and a behavioral specialist came up with treatment recommendations Greyson’s parents were able to follow at home for the short term. He was eventually admitted into The Children’s Institute’s inpatient feeding program.

Greyson has made huge gains and is now able to eat nearly half of his food by mouth. Now age 4, he enjoys being active and grows stronger every day.

2015 Glass Slipper Ball to Benefit Local and National Women’s Initiatives

Treasure House Fashions, Living in Liberty and Love and Care Family Uganda are the beneficiaries of the Twelfth Annual Glass Slipper Ball Featuring the Best of the Chefs competition,  at the DoubleTree by Hilton –Cranberry, on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7pm to Midnight. The 2015 Glass Slipper Ball is showcasing almost two dozen of the finest restaurants whose chefs create signature dishes and desserts, while…Continue Reading

Yoga Classes Are Now Being Offered at Focus On Renewal

Yoga Classes Are Now Being Offered at Focus On Renewal

Mark your calendars! Support FOR at one of our upcoming fundraisers. Have fun and make a difference in the lives of Sto-Rox families! •Yoga Benefit Class, 6:30 – 8 p.m. Friday, March 27 at BYS Yoga, 1113 East Carson Street, South Side Need stress relief? Experience yoga and benefit Focus On Renewal. Pay what you…Continue Reading

Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

March is designated as National Women’s History month. And this year, the theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” At Pennsylvania Women Work, we continuously see the lives of women woven together to create great successes and new beginnings to their stories. Many of our New Choices students are recommended to us by family…Continue Reading

Free Tax Prep for Low Income Among Services Offered at NHCO

NHCO Volunteer Orientations North Hills Community Outreach will host a Volunteer Orientation session 10 am, Thursday, March 12, in NHCO Millvale, 416 Lincoln Avenue. Some volunteer needs include drivers to pick up pantry donations, drivers for Free Rides for Seniors Shuttles, and much more. Please contact Patti at pmferraro@nhco.org or 412-408-3830 to register. NHCO Requests…Continue Reading

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