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Former Patient and USA Paralympic Snowboarder Visits Children's Specialized Hospital Patients
Dan Monzo Visits PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital
March 27, 2014 - Children's Specialized Hospital

Dan Monzo, of Vernon, former Children’s Specialized Hospital patient and member of the first ever US Paralympic snowboard team, visited the patients at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. The kids were excited for his visit and greeted Dan with a welcome banner, cards and posters. During his visit, Dan entertained the patients, families and staff by showcasing his snowboarding gear, autographing personalized Children’s Specialized Hospital medals, sharing his inspiring story giving hope to patients recovering from similar traumatic injuries.
At 15 years old, Dan lost his leg in a dirt bike accident. He was treated at Children Specialized Hospital in Mountainside for three months. It took only two weeks after learning how to walk with a prosthetic leg before Dan was back on the slopes learning to snowboard. From there, he followed his dream all the way to the 2014 Paralympics in Sochi, Russia.

Dan had just finished competing with the first ever USA Paralympic snowboarding team in Sochi before coming to PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital for a visit. Only home for about a week before returning for training in Utah, Dan made it a priority to come and visit the kids.
Children’s Specialized Hospital is the largest provider of pediatric rehabilitation services in the county. With 12 locations in New Jersey, the hospital serves more than 22,000 children a year, including children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and other life-changing illnesses. For more information about Children’s Specialized Hospital, visit: www.childrens-specialized.org
Children’s Specialized Hospital, the largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital in the country, treats children affected by brain injury, spinal cord injury, premature birth, autism, developmental delays, and life-changing illnesses at twelve sites throughout New Jersey.  Services include outpatient therapies, physician specialty services, acute rehabilitation, medical day care and long-term care through its sites in Bayonne, Clifton, Egg Harbor Township, Mountainside, Toms River, Fanwood, Hamilton, New Brunswick, Newark and Roselle Park as well as outreach programs in many communities.  Children's Specialized Hospital is an affiliate member of the Robert Wood Johnson Health System and a proud member of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation supports the programs and services of the hospital.  The Foundation is ranked among the top six pediatric hospital foundations in the country. To help, or find more information: call 888-CHILDRENS; visit www.childrens-specialized.org; Facebook: www.facebook.com/childrensspecialized; Twitter: www.twitter.com/childrensspecnj; YouTube: www.youtube.com/cshnj; LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/children's-specialized-hospital
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