Celebrating Cora – Epic Patient Superstar

August 30, 2016

Cora McDonald

We’re excited to announce our latest Epic Patient Superstar! Cora McDonald, a 3-year-old Epic Pediatric Therapy patient, has been diagnosed with Tay-Sachs which is a rare genetic degenerative disease. This diagnosis has presented Cora with significant health care challenges, but that doesn’t stop her from working to the best of her ability in her weekly physical and occupational therapy sessions with the Epic team. Cora is an extraordinary young lady who has touched countless lives in first three years of life. “Children with Tay-Sachs usually die by the age of three or four years old. Cora just turned three, so…Read More

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Indoor Summer Fun for Kids with Special Needs

August 10, 2016

Indoor Summer Fun for Kids with Special Needs Let’s say that you and your child’s physician have completed the summer medical questionnaire (see blog entitled “Preparing Your Child with Special Needs or Disabilities for the Summer”) and you have checked the weather forecasts (see three-part blog series entitled “Summer Weather and Your Child’s Health” or “Summer Series: Weather and Your Child’s Health”) and you suddenly realize that for the next 10 days it may not be best for your child to spend a lot of time outdoors due to the extreme heat. You then ask yourself what can we plan…Read More

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