A.I. duPont Hospital for Children have taken a big step in their treatment of children with cerebal palsy and other related conditions with a $1million gift from the Swank Foundation.
The gift to be distributed over three years is aimed at increasing the hospital’s ability to treat both children with cerebal palsy and provide emotional support for families. The center will be called the Swank Center for Neuro-Orthopedics.
The hospital has 1,500 patients that are treated up to age 21. It is one of the largest programs of its kind in the nation.
Dr. Freeman Miller is an orthopedic surgeon and director of the program. He discusses what it means to set up the center. Christine Szwech comes to the hospital from her home in Bensalem. She tells WHYY how the center has helped her daughter Paige.