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Wheelchair Dance Comes to Shriners Hospitals for Children

"Wheelchair ballroom dance is an activity that has physical, mental and social benefits," Marchione explained. "These kids get the chance to connect with other people while dancing, and it is an activity that integrates people with disabilities and people without disabilities, which I think is very important." Six patients - Tyler, Matthew, Jonathon, K.J., Kerstine, and Imperio - teamed up with hospital staff to...

Wheelchair Fitness Comes to Shriners Hospital

Participating patients came from Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois. Using the hospital as home base the week included daily workouts with Nick, outings to local fitness centers, massages from Advanced Physical Medicine, and nutrition training with SHC dieticians. We owe Sara our gratitude for charting a well-rounded itinerary and working with Nick to plan and run the event. A special thanks to Brad Rosell, Recreation Therapist; Mike Hannah, RN; Joel Lowrie, RN; Chris Ellis, CNA; Joe Krzak, Kinesiologist; Victoria Rosenfeld, Clinical Dietitian, and other staff who pitched in to help make the week a success.

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Nick's Story 

At the age of 16, Nick Scott was an ordinary teenager with an interest in athletics, when a near fatal traffic accident changed life as he knew it... forever. After the accident Nick became overweight and discouraged, but somehow found the determination, mindset and personal strength to transform his life from a debilitating tragedy into a personal triumph. Now he uses those hard-won insights to help others awaken the beast within themselves and achieve their personal goals.

As a professional speaker, author, professional bodybuilder, wheelchair ballroom dancer, and personal trainer, Nick Scott uses his enthusiasm, vision, convictions, abilities, and life experience to reach out, to inspire and give hope to others, especially those unaware of the personal strength they can tap into if only they will believe and try. Nick's sheer strength of will has helped transform thousands of individuals - from professional athletes to senior executives - as well as organizations and corporations across the country. Nick inspires others to break through to new levels of peak performance and success.

"What's the one thing you gain when you lose everything? PERSPECTIVE!" -Nick Scott

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