National Parents’ Day

National Parents’ Day

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital provides 24-hour complex medical care and rehabilitation services to over 100 patients. Their level of love and care is exceeded by the parents of their patients. Parents play an important part in the lives of children. They fill the roles of protectors, teachers, providers and role models.

Kim Grant and her husband know first-hand the importance of filling those roles. After five years of trying to conceive, The Grant’s were overjoyed to find out they would be adding one more to their family of three. At 30 weeks Kim had a normal ultrasound. Three weeks later she stopped feeling the baby move. Her doctors decided to deliver by C-section.

Cohen celebrates his birthday at the Hospital.

Cohen was delivered seven weeks early. Initial tests showed no signs of brain activity. The family was devastated when they learned doctors thought it would be best to discontinue life support.

“We spent the next few days loving on Cohen and spending as much time we could together as a family. The night before we were preparing to say goodbye, we received some unexpected news. Cohen began to show signs of brain activity,” said Grant.

Cohen and the Easter Bunny.

The Grant’s were able to take Cohen home for a few weeks until he became ill. Cohen was transferred to The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital after being in a pediatric intensive care unit for six weeks.

“We never wanted to leave Cohen’s side. We always felt we needed to be right there by him. It didn’t take long for us to realize the incredible staff at the Hospital love and care for Cohen the same as a parent would,” said Grant.

Staff at the Hospital provide Cohen with many of the same experiences as his peers. Cohen attends class, goes on field trips and is getting ready for his third year of vacation bible school.

“Cohen continues to thrive at the Hospital. He is exposed to so many amazing experiences and adventures. Without such a dedicated staff he would never have been able to experience these things,” said Grant. “Cohen often does more than what other four-year-olds do. It is such a blessing to know he is surrounded by a group of people providing him with endless amounts of love.”

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