Helen Hayes Hospital in West Haverstraw, NY will be featured in the April 16 WABC-TV special “Protect Our Children: Coping, Stress, & Moving Forward” at 7 p.m. 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 16 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 19th 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.