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Patient Stories

Recovering by leaps and bounds
Rachael Hayes, a seventh grader, is still on the road to her dreams of becoming a professional dancer, even after major knee surgery.
A day of “firsts” - Sports injury benefits from quick, specialized care
Football player recovers from orthopaedic surgery, thanks to the experts at Dayton Children's.
Back to baseball after brain surgery
Cameron Caldwell is 11 years old. His idol is Starlin Castro who plays short stop for the Chicago Cubs. His secret weapon in baseball is his slow pitching style. His favorite subject is math. He has a little brother named Caleb. To anyone who meets him, he seems like any other kid his age: smart, talkative, in love with baseball. What most people don’t know about Cameron is the sport he loves so much almost killed him.
Never underestimate a fall
Erin Bruner, 14, never thought that one basketball game would change the whole course of her eighth grade year. However after suffering from a concussion during one of her games, Erin would go on to have a severe headache for nearly six months.


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