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Patients from Orlando Health Cancer Institute will display their beautiful artwork for those who wish to see it in person at City Arts Gallery, but also share their work through the gallery’s online showcase. Artwork will be available for purchase online and in-person and will benefit the Cancer Support Community at the Cancer Institute.
When I was diagnosed with bone cancer, my life immediately shifted into survival mode. From ages 12 to 13, I spent a year of my life fighting a disease that I never expected to face. From chemotherapy, to surgeries, to needles and medications, my family and I journeyed through a battle that radically changed our lives.
For Central Florida residents living with a spinal cord injury, the impact of COVID-19 has been especially difficult since it affected their ability to access essential services and supplies. Not only are they at a higher risk for contracting the virus, but the pandemic has also disrupted care for their unique health issues.
It’s that time of year already – time to start planning your Halloween costume. Whether you go scary, cartoony or just plain silly, you can find what you need at Spirit Halloween…and give back to kids in need.
Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, in partnership with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, has opened a new state-of-the-art 1,200 sq. ft. broadcast media center called Seacrest Studios. The studio is part of an entertainment initiative that radio and television host and producer Ryan Seacrest and his family developed to help patients explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media.
Since 2007, Central Florida Spirit Halloween stores have supported Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and have raised more than one million dollars to help make hospital stays less scary for kids and their families!
Jared and Julie have graciously supported Orlando Health since 2011. They have given to our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies, The Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families, a part of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, our adult hospitals, and are members of our Champions Circle. Jared also serves on our Orlando Health Children’s Foundation Board. The Wolovnicks have been an integral piece of our success over the past decade.
In 1999, Amy walked into a Fields dealership in Chicago in search of a new vehicle. Although general manager at the time and not a salesperson, Dan Fields “took the up” and helped Amy take a test drive. As Amy left, having not purchased a new car that day, Dan asked her out on a date. Amy turned him down on the spot and Dan left town for two-weeks on a family vacation to Alaska. However, undeterred, Dan returned to Chicago and asked Amy to dinner one more time. On their first date, Dan and Amy talked for hours, surprised to see everyone but the staff had left for the evening as the restaurant’s lights dimmed. The rest, as they say, is history.
In 1960, Dr. Gilbert and Joyce Walker moved from Miami to Winter Park, Florida in search of a new location to practice pediatric medicine. At the time, Winter Park’s population was barely over 17,000. The Walkers, who recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary, remember the warm and friendly atmosphere of the city and their neighbors during that time. They still live in Winter Park, with their extended families nearby.
In honor of Brain Aneurysm Awareness month in September, Orlando Health patient Conor and his family held a virtual 5K event. In February of 2020, Conor suffered two brain aneurysms and a brain bleed, and had to have an emergency craniotomy at the Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC) where he would remain to recover for 6-8 weeks.