Danielle’s Story

Danielle’s Story

In Her Own Words

My name is Danielle Robinson. I am 17 years old. On February 20, 2017 my dad went to the doctor’s office to find out results from my blood work. I was feeling sick and felt like I had the flu. I was very scared that I had cancer. I found out I had cancer and after a few months in the hospital I came to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation Unit. I know that I am a survivor and I am strong!

Danielle dancing at the Hospital’s prom

I’ve met very nice people and nurses at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital. I love all of the people here! My favorite therapy is physical therapy. I have to work very hard. Melanie and Teresa help me walk so I can leave here and be stronger. I want to be able to walk to the bus, inside my house, and other places. I work on becoming more independent when I am in occupational therapy. My teacher and physical therapist took me to my school in Edmond. I got to see my friends and other teachers and make a plan for me to go back to school when I go home. My school made and sold t-shirts for me. My siblings helped with my “Dab 4 Danielle” bracelets. My mom has stayed with me in rehab for a long time. I have had so much support throughout this journey.

Danielle and OU football coach Lincoln Riley

During my stay here, met Lincoln Riley and an OU football player. They both wear my bracelets during the football game. They care a lot for me. #31 and OU Sooners are the BEST! (I love OSU too. Go Pokes!)

I was able to sing with Kelli O’Hara at the Miracles on 39th Street gala, I am a STAR at TCCRH.

I want to say thank you to all of my nurses, Amber, Melanie, Teresa, Sammy, Kristy, and my music therapist. I also want to say a special thank you to The Anderson Family for always being there for my family. I have the best family and parents!

To all of my visitors, thank you for coming to see me! Thank you for encouraging me to get better.

My goal is to go home! I will keep reaching towards my goals. I want to go back to school. I will keep making good choices, get healthy, and never stop believing….miracles happen here.

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