Why is Children’s Hospital Boston important to me?
From Lyme disease for a second grader to a broken arm for a sixth grader, to a chronic condition that will need to be managed for a lifetime, Boston Children’s Hospital has provided my two boys with the best care imaginable.
I was half way around the world in Asia when I learned that my youngest son (a second grader at the time) had to be taken to Children’s Hospital, on the recommendation of his pediatrician, for treatment of Lyme disease. Within a few short weeks, after treatment with antibiotics, my son was back to his healthy self and Lyme disease was in his rear view mirror.
When my older son broke his arm playing sports just days before beginning middle school, the treatment was, again, caringly and expertly delivered and, again, life went back to normal quickly without any lasting effects.
As my youngest son’s chronic condition presented itself when he was about twelve, he was examined by an array of top-notch specialists, collaborating until a diagnosis was made. The most effective treatment was achieved after much hard work, several treatment attempts and many visits to Boston and the expert staff at Children’s. His continued care has evolved into a relationship with his doctor that brings him into young adulthood with an excellent understanding of his condition and professional guidance for his adult life.
It is easy for those of us who grew up and live around Boston to take this kind of healthcare for granted. But after some of these experiences, I have learned to truly appreciate the level of care provided by Boston Children’s Hospital.