Aloha Summer Dance

Blythedale Children’s Hospital is celebrating the end of the school year for Mt. Pleasant Blythedale School, the state’s only public school district at a hospital site, with the following special event(s) for inpatients and day hospital patients who receive wide-ranging services for conditions including traumatic brain injury, neuromuscular disorders, pre and post-organ transplant, pulmonary conditions, cardiac rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, and more.

Monday, June 24, 10:30am-2:30pm: 1st Annual Aloha Summer Dance (w/hair & makeup stylists)

40 kids (grades 7-12) from Westchester, Rockland, Dutchess, Putnam, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, LI, CT and Israel

will be joining the fun with a photo booth, games, music and dancing.

10:30am: Hair & makeup stylist/volunteers helping patients get ready.

1pm: Party time at 1st Annual Aloha Summer Dance


Patient Availability:

  1. 14-year-old dancer from the Bronx (9th grade) who performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.  She is recovering from a brain tumor/stroke in Blythedale’s Day Hospital program with intensive therapies to improve her movement, cognition and fine motor skills.  Read her story.
  2. 12-year-old girl from Israel (loves American fashion, especially Old Navy) that traveled to NYC for spinal surgery.  She is recovering as a Blythedale inpatient (1st international patient from Israel) with occupational/physical therapies to strengthen her muscles, improve balance/gait, stamina and ability to walk—before returning home to Jerusalem later this summer.  Additional information/hospital video & photos available upon request.



Blythedale is New York State’s only independent, specialty children’s hospital and one of only 14 pediatric specialty hospitals in the United States. Serving patients from birth through age 19, Blythedale has the combined staff, expertise and resources – including the largest pediatric therapy department in New York State – to provide exceptional comprehensive care for medically complex children and support for their families. Children are admitted for a variety of medical conditions, including respiratory, traumatic brain injuries, pulmonary hypertension, high tech feeding, complicated trauma, cancer rehabilitation, spinal cord disorders and genetic/neuromuscular disorders. The Hospital is comprised of an 86-bed inpatient unit, a 24-bed long-term care pavilion, and a Day Hospital program. Our goal is to help our patients achieve their rehabilitative goals and return to their families and communities.  

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