April 25, 2013, Park Ridge, IL. – The beautiful and joyful faces of many pediatric therapy patients will be all smiles when they get on stage to present their amazing acts this Friday, April 26 at 6pm during the 13th Annual Rising Stars Talent Show at Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge. "Where are they now?" This act brings back three young adults whose wonderful surviving stories continue to inspire others: Kristen, now 21 years old who came to the hospital at that time only having eaten by G-tube, is in college and working on a helping profession; also Douglas who has spina bifida and is going to college this year, and Ben who rode his bike full of lights in the 2009 show, will enter high school this year. His amazing story touches everybody’s hearts as he has been receiving physical therapy since he was 6 months old.
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The talent show will honor and celebrate the amazing recovery of Trevor Detloff, a brave and thriving five year old, whose life almost ended last summer as he was rushed to the pediatric intensive care unit after a near-drowning experience. Now, after receiving speech, physical and occupational therapies, Trevor’s miraculous recovery will be celebrated during the talent show.
The event will also feature
This show will have no shortage of talent; we’ll also get the opportunity to see Javi, a 7-year-old boy and former talent show performer who lived in the hospital for 3 years, and who just started walking a few weeks before the 2011 show.
Part of the event will also be dedicated to celebrate Autism month with a couple of acts dedicated to that cause.
This show -a time of hope and celebration, is planned and coordinated by the wonderful team of Pediatric Therapists at Advocate Children’s Hospital – Park Ridge, who see 400 kids a week in Pediatric Therapies.
More information is available by contacting Antonia Hernandez, Manager for Public Affairs & Marketing, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Advocate
Pediatric therapy patients to perform their amazing talents honoring Trevor, a near drowning patient,
who after experiencing a miraculous recovery, will participate in his own act this year!