THERE IS NO CURE FOR SPINAL CORD INJURY.
Caused by trauma or disease, spinal cord injury (SCI) often results in complete or partial paralysis (the loss of voluntary movement and sensation) of one or more body parts, and a complete or partial disruption of involuntary actions such as breathing, bladder and bowel control and body temperature regulation.
In children, whose bodies are not yet fully developed, these injuries are further complicated by challenges to the skeletal structure causing severe scoliosis, hip displacement and muscle contractures.
Because children present as a small population within the SCI community, resources, guidance and expertise in their treatment and care - have been limited.
Today, here in the US and across the globe, Shriners Hospitals for Children brings the best of the best in available medical care to kids with SCI. Cutting edge research and world renowned surgeons, combined with no cost care, bring hope and opportunity to this unique group of pediatric patients.
XBS GLOBAL GIVES A DONATION TO THE PHILADELPHIA SHRINERS HOSPITAL FOR CHILDREN WITH EACH NEW MERCHANT
This hospital is 1 of 3 in the Shrine network that specializes in the care of pediatric patients with SCI. The Shriners Hospitals for Children has a 4 star rating from the Charity Navigator for financial accountability and transparency.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD.