By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /


HARTSDALE PET CEMETERY. >>>A HARSH REALITY FOR CHILDREN WITH COMPLEX MEDICAL CONDITIONS, WHEN THEY TURN 21 THEY WILL AGE OUT OF CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS WHERE MANY HAVE SPENT THEIR ENTIRE LIVES. THE FACILITIES DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE THE RESOURCES TO HELP THEM THRIVE AFTER, HOWEVER AUTHORITIES NOW SAY THEY HAVE A SOLUTION. HERE IS EYEWITNESS NEWS REPORTER LAUREN GLASSBERG. >>A CHEERFUL CHILD WHEN AN ASTHMA ATTACK LEFT HER WITH BRAIN DAMAGE AND LIMITED MOBILITY, SHE WAS 12 WHEN SHE CAME TO THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL. >>BURGERS AND FRENCH FRIES TODAY. >>CHILDREN WITH SEVERE INJURIES AND IMPAIRMENT LIKE THOSE BORN WITH COMPLEX ILLNESSES ARE GIVEN CARE AND STIMULATION.>>WONDERFUL ADVANCES IN MODERN MEDICINE AND TECHNOLOGY ARE NOW ALLOWING CHILDREN TO BE BORN WITH THESE CONDITIONS TO LIVE LONGER.>>WHEN THEY TURN 21 THEY ARE FORCED TO MOVE OUT OF THE CHILDREN’S FACILITIES AND THAT ACCORDING TO THE CEO IS PROBLEMATIC.>>THERE IS REALLY NO PLACE THAT WOULD HAVE THE LONG-TERM CARE SERVICES THAT THE CHILDREN REQUIRE.>>SHE WANTS TO BUILD ONE SPECIFICALLY FOR YOUNG ADULTS. >>WE NEED TO RAISE $45 MILLION. >>THE NEW FACILITY WOULD BE BUILT BEHIND THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL WITH ROOM FOR 50 YOUNG ADULTS, PATIENTS WHO REQUIRE ACUTE CARE FOR COMPLEX CONDITIONS.>>THAT IS MY GOAL TO HELP BUILD THE CENTER.>>A CENTER THAT STEPHANIE WITH SPINA BIFIDA WOULD CONTINUE TO CALL HOME. >>I AM THE BEST HANDS WITH THE BEST DOCTORS AND NURSES AND GOOD STAFF. >>THEY GIVE GOOD CARE. >>NOW THAT SHE IS 19 HER FATHER FEARS


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