The Bragging Corner

Has your child made an incredible comeback that you would like to share?  At COA, our patients inspire us every day.  We created this area so that your children can also inspire others.  C'mon parents.  We know you want to brag!  Now we are giving you permission. Tell us your childs' story, and he/she may be featured on our weekly bragging corner page.  

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August 22, 2017
Hallie Kate had a bad bicycle accident July 2016 and suffered a closed displaced subtrochanteric fracture of her left femur. She was rushed to the local ER where they transferred her to Scottish Rite by ambulance and she ended up in the hands of Dr. Josh Murphy.
August 9, 2017
Please see this beautiful letter from Tiffany's Mom, Laura. Tiffany contracted AVN (Avascular Necrosis - bone death) in both cuboids after a basketball injury. Her journey with Dr. Tim Schrader at Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta was not easy but she is thriving and is now a doctor herself:)
July 18, 2017
DaMari is an avid soccer player and in 2016 she felt a "pop" in her knee during a game and found out she tore her ACL. Her Mom shared her touching story and gave us permission to share it with you. We are so happy DaMari is now cleared to start training again!!
June 14, 2017
Jacob has been through so much. When he was born he suffered respiratory arrest and cardiac arrest and was transferred to Scottish Rite where he spent 3 months in the NICU. Jacob was referred to COA where Dr. Devito diagnosed him with Scoliosis. His Mom recently shared his story
May 24, 2017
Holly has always played sports growing up but a hip injury which led to a peri-acetabular osteotomy procedure on November 22, 2012 hasn't stopped her! Holly is stronger than ever and her passion for rowing ended with her team being the first boat ever in her university’s history (Northwestern State University of Louisiana) to win gold at SIRA for both the men’s and women’s divisions. She was also chosen as a second team all-American rower along with a boat mate. After SIRA, she went to ACRA (American Collegiate Rowing Association) and won second in the nation there. Here is her story.
April 19, 2017
Thanks to Tatum's Mom for sharing her story with us! A torn ACL wasn't going to keep this Captain of her soccer team down!
March 27, 2017
Kit's spinal fusion was a success and she and her family thank COA Dr. Dennis Devito for the miracle!
March 7, 2017
A letter from Gracie's Mom. "We are so thankful to the CHOA team for all of their help. It is awesome to see people working passionately to help heal children in need. We have complete confidence in the care Gracie received through CHOA and Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta. We are forever grateful".
January 9, 2017
Amazing Grace: A story of Faith and Tough Choices Meet Grace - COA Dr. Jorge Fabregas' patient. While her friends have worries typical to 13 year olds navigating the beginnings of a grown up world, Grace is light years ahead of them. "There's nothing you can do about it. You have to move on from the past and into your future."
December 13, 2016
He underwent a total of 7 surgeries to reconstruct his heel with Dr. Christino as well as Dr. Brian Arslanian of Plastic Surgery, who transferred tissue from the back of his leg to the bottom of his heel.
November 23, 2016
Abbie loves playing soccer and a torn labrum kept her down but now she is better than ever. Her is her story.
October 20, 2016
Hannah is a 16 year old competition cheerleader from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and was referred to Dr. Tim Schrader in 2015. Here is her story on the journey of having hip dysplasia.
August 11, 2016
Matoaka suffered an ACL tear several years ago and after 2 surgeries with Dr. Michael Busch she didn't know if she would be able to run on a competitive level again. She is back!!
June 2, 2016
Caalan Knight had a severe bow-leg from Blount's disease. Learn more about how his leg was straightened.
June 1, 2016
Angye has a severe form of osteogenesis imperfecta. Learn more about she overcomes her challenges.
May 10, 2016
Learn more about Mitzi and her knee dislocation at the age of 6!