Nov 13, 2018 / Spotlight

Claire - BMW Dallas Marathon Patient Champion

Since 2007, the Patient Champion program has enlisted Scottish Rite Hospital patients to help encourage and cheer on runners in the BMW Dallas Marathon. This program is a way to highlight some of the wonderful kids the marathon generously supports each year. We’re excited to introduce you to Claire!

Claire, age 14, of Frisco, came to Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in 2016 for a discectomy surgery on her lower back. Dr. Amy McIntosh worked with Claire for her spinal stenosis treatment. 

Her favorite thing about the hospital is how the clinical staff would speak directly to her and explain the different medical terms. She felt well informed and relaxed, prior to her surgery as well as throughout the recovery process, because people would take the time to communicate with her.   

Claire enjoys being active and playing soccer. Following her surgery, plus six months of physical therapy, she is back to her full level of play. We are excited watch Claire on the soccer field doing what she loves.

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