Cook Children’s is helping to empower a special group of children.
Fort Worth Hospital recently held an indoor rock climbing event for patients with congenital differences in the hand and upper limbs.
Children and parents had the opportunity to participate in a controlled and safe environment at the Texas Christian University Recreational Center.
The patients also created an art project with their handprints to mark the memories.
Many of these children have been treated at Cook Children since they were babies.
Doctors say that now that kids are older, rock climbing is a great way to boost their confidence.
“Climbing is about using your hands. And some of these children don’t have fingers, some lose parts of their limbs, some can’t grasp. So it’s really amazing to see them,” said Cook Children’s orthopedic surgeon Dr. Pamela J. Sherman. “It’s really a way for them to feel empowered, to see that it’s different but it still works. And to see that they’re not the only ones.”
The entire event was made possible thanks to donors.
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