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Meet the Athletes Competing at the Tokyo Paralympics (Aug. 24–Sept. 5)

Meet Two Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Athletes Competing at the Tokyo Paralympics

Meet Ixhelt Gonzalez and Kelsey LeFevour, two Paralympic athletes with backgrounds at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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Peer Mentor

How Can I Become a Peer Mentor?

One of the most important programs offered by the Henry B. Betts LIFE Center is our peer mentor program. Peer mentors include former patients, family members and caregivers who are available to discuss with others their firsthand experiences with the possibilities of post-rehabilitation success.

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Peer Mentor

What Is the Peer Mentor Program?

The Henry B. Betts LIFE Center's peer mentor program is one way Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is committed to empowering patients by encouraging them to partner with their healthcare team to make the best choices for themselves and their families.

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Dr. Rho at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Q&A With Dr. Monica Rho: U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Physician

During her recent 13-hour flight from Chicago to Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Olympics (taking place in 2021), we caught up with the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's (USWNT) team physician Monica Rho, MD — who, during her day job, is section chief of Musculoskeletal Medicine at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.

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A-Z Guide: Pediatric Resources for Illinois Families

Like many parents of children with disabilities, you may be feeling overwhelmed at the quantity of resources available to you, and how to access them.
Use the following checklist of key entitlements and resources for residents of Illinois.

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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 31st Consecutive Year

Remains only hospital of its kind to hold this distinction.

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Short of Breath for the Long Haul: Diaphragm Muscle Dysfunction Found in Survivors of Severe COVID-19

Short of Breath for the Long Haul: Diaphragm Muscle Dysfunction Found in Survivors of Severe COVID-19

Findings suggest that weakness of the breathing muscle is a highly prevalent underlying cause for prolonged functional impairments after hospitalization for COVID

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