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A generous Delaware couple donated $1 million to a Delaware hospital on Wednesday, in an effort to help support medical advancements for cerebral palsy treatment.
The News Journal reports that Michael and Ericka Hynansky donated to the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, which has helped to create the Nicholas T. Bracaglia Cerebral Palsy Research Endowed Fund, a fund in honor of Nicholas, a 14-year-old who died from associated complications of cerebral palsy. Nicholas was Michael’s cousin.
According to Michael Hynansky, his younger cousin, Nicholas, had an “infectious smile” and a passion for the life that he knew how to convey without words.
“This gift will help advance CP rehabilitative and research efforts to give a voice to those without a voice and improve the lives of patients and their families,” Michael said.
Cathy Kanefsky, the chief development officer for the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, expressed her gratitude and appreciate to the Hynasky family for their generous donation. She stated the money would help to support the future of the hospital’s cerebral palsy fund.
We are exceedingly grateful to Michael and Ericka Hynansky for their investment in the future of children. These funds will shape and support the future of the CP program and will ensure we continue to provide the world-class care that our families have come to expect. We are truly humbled by this donation.”
The Cerebral Palsy Center at duPont Hospital for Children helps around 3,000 each year with cerebral palsy. It’s a “leading cerebral palsy center recognized around the world,” that treats all severities of the disorder, as well as any associated disorders. Their dedication to children with cerebral palsy has won the hospital a number of awards and recognition, including being named one the best children’s hospitals in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News and World Report. Some of the advanced services the hospital provides for children with cerebral palsy include:
– Computer-assisted Gait Analysis Laboratory
– Award-winning electronic health record (EHR) system
– Expertise with every type and form of cerebral palsy
– Personalized treatment plans
– Coordinated care
– Orthopedic Outpatient Clinic
The Cerebral Palsy Center at duPont Hospital for Children is located at 1600 Rockland Road in Wilmington, Delaware. To make an appointment or request more information, you can contact them at (302) 651-5913.