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Rhys was diagnosed with microcephaly when he was about 3 months old.

Rhys was diagnosed with microcephaly when he was about 3 months old. A year later, an MRI scan discovered that Rhys had schizencephaly, an extremely rare brain malformation. At around 3 years old, Rhys also was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Rhys began receiving services at Children’s Village and grew to love all of his therapists. Read more about Rhys was diagnosed with microcephaly when he was about 3 months old.[…]

Removing barriers to cancer care

Oftentimes, cancer patients have financial barriers that can derail their treatment. Jesus, a patient at North Start Lodge, recently experienced such a barrier. Before he could begin his cancer treatment, he first had to undergo a dental procedure with the University of Washington. During this same season of his life, Jesus’ mother passed. While meeting Read more about Removing barriers to cancer care[…]

Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:

TRAININGS, EVENTS AND CONFERENCES   Featuring Keynote Speaker: Shelley Moore   You are invited: Parents, Self-Advocates, General Ed Teachers, Special Ed Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff, Paraprofessionals, and Students   We will Discuss: Behavior strategies Inclusive individual programming Inclusive practices Peer connections Purposeful inclusive learning systems change for inclusion Universal design for learning When: April 27, Read more about Information and resources for families and professionals working with children with special needs:[…]

We’re all about sustainability at VMM!

Virginia Mason Memorial has received a Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. VMM is one of just more than two dozen health care systems across the country to be so honored!  The award is the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. Read more about We’re all about sustainability at VMM![…]

Food for Life: How Foods Fight Cancer

During this 4-week course, Ineke Ojanen, registered dietician, will demonstrate 3 different recipes during each class that are affordable, low fat and plant based. They’re also delicious and satisfying! You will have an opportunity to sample all the food and gain some important nutrition education along the way. The course will be held from noon Read more about Food for Life: How Foods Fight Cancer[…]

Safe Sitter classes from VMM!

Our Safe Sitter classes help students gain confidence in dealing with children. And it teaches them how to handle emergencies when caring for kids. Students will learn rescue skills and basic first aid. They also will gain important life skills, such as introductory employment protocols and safe habits. And they have fun! Safe Sitter is Read more about Safe Sitter classes from VMM![…]

The Wheelchair Wash & Roll at Children’s Village in Yakima was a great success!

Twelve wheelchair users and their families helped us kick off this inaugural event. Wheelchairs tuned up by NuMotion, parents got massages by Elite Academy, lunch was served and chairs were cleaned by Conover Insurance, prizes were given away by various donors, and there was a sampling of wheelchair accessible vans, owned by local families, on Read more about The Wheelchair Wash & Roll at Children’s Village in Yakima was a great success![…]