Helen Hayes Hospital Patient Featured in WABC-TV Special “Protect Our Children: Coping, Stress, & Moving Forward” Saturday, April 16th at 7:00pm

April 14, 2016

Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY will be featured in the April 16th WABC-TV special “Protect Our Children: Coping, Stress, & Moving Forward” at 7pm EDT. The special program will focus on what experts are referring to as an epidemic of stress-related problem plaguing children today, touching on such topics as the trauma accompanying physical injuries and the challenges faced by children with neurological disorders.

The Helen Hayes Hospital patient featured in the April 16th special suffered a stroke and traumatic brain injury at a very young age, just last year. The program meets up with him as he continues to undergo rehabilitation at the hospital and navigates the road of physical and emotional recovery with his family. Through intensive inpatient and outpatient therapy, he is making remarkable progress. To preview his ongoing therapy, view this video on the hospital’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBjWEu93yvg&feature=youtu.be

This is the nineteenth in an award-winning series from WABC-TV’s “Protect Our Children” campaign, which originated in 1998. The campaign includes informational safety messages and a web site, and broadcasts the pictures of missing children in every Eyewitness News Program.

Helen Hayes Hospital is proud to be a part of a program whose goal is to keep children safe and which recognizes the important role physical rehabilitation plays in the lives of young patients. For more information, please contact the hospital Public Relations office at 845-786-4225. To view all “Protect Our Children” segments, along with additional material, web-chats and links to resources and agencies that can be of help, visit ABC7NY.com/Protect after the airing of the program.