Tour de Force helps children with disabilities become ballet dancers

A little over two years ago, the idea began percolating to take some of the children with physical disabilities we treat here at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and pair them with dancers from Milwaukee Ballet.

The result is Tour de Force, a program that has given many kids with disabilities an opportunity to take a ballet class at a ballet studio, just as a normally developing child would. With newfound Continue reading →

How to keep your home (and family) safe from winter fires

How to keep your home (and family) safe from winter firesIn addition to my role as a safety educator for the Kohl’s Cares Grow Safe & Healthy program, I am the daughter of a fire chief. Growing up, it seemed to me that my dad and his team was called out to more home fires in the winter months, and it turns out that’s entirely true. Did you know that fire Continue reading →

Family Peace Center offers new hope for victims of domestic violence

Family Peace Center offers new hope for victims of domestic violence

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is proud to be a foundational partner of the Family Peace Center.

Today I was honored to observe a wonderful milestone in a very important community partnership. After many months of planning, the Family Peace Center, located at 619 W. Walnut St. in Milwaukee, hosted an open house to celebrate its grand opening.

This is a transformational moment for all of us who care so deeply about improving the lives of Continue reading →

Zika virus: What you need to know

Zika virusUpdate – Feb. 5: Sexual transmission of Zika has been reported from a person who had traveled to a Zika-endemic area to someone who had never been in an area with Zika virus. Learn more.

The recent news stories about Zika virus have understandably caused a lot of concern. With the outbreak widespread through South American and Central American countries, and predictions that it will make its way to the United States, many are on alert. Much of the fear stems from the Continue reading →

Playroom of Hope sibling care room focuses on brothers and sisters

5-year-old Ivory makes herself at home in our Playroom of Hope sibling care room.

5-year-old Ivory making herself at home in our Playroom of Hope sibling care room.

Having a seriously ill child is one of the most devastating experiences a family can go through. Getting treatment often requires frequent trips to the hospital, even extended stays, and it’s not just the sick child who is affected, but all the members of the family who must Continue reading →