Hi, I’m Jonathan!
I’m 14 years old and I’m a patient in the Pediatric Medical Rehabilitation Unit at The Children’s Center.
I love watching basketball and playing video games. I am a big OU fan. I lost a silly bedlam wager, which means I have to cheer for the OSU Cowboys for one full year. It’s going to be a long year.
I am one of 120 patients at The Children’s Center receiving nursing and rehabilitative care and/or medical and physical rehabilitation.
Because I was born with brittle bone disease, I was in my first body cast when I was 11 months old. Before coming to The Children’s Center, I was in a wheelchair full time. After receiving specialized treatment from my doctors, I am now able to walk without any help. I can even get knocked down by my dog “Major” and get right back up again.
My doctors, nurses, teachers, physical, occupational, and music therapists work hard to maximize my potential every day. They keep me busy from the time I wake up to the moment I go to bed. So far, my favorite activity is learning to play the piano and recording one of my favorite songs by Taylor Swift, “Safe and Sound.”
I still have a lot of work to do since my recent surgery, and I can’t wait for the day when I get to play with my dog again. I also can’t wait to mow lawns to make money like my brother. He better be ready for some competition.
While I am staying at The Children’s Center, I am recording a video journal. You can watch my journey here on the Center’s website or Facebook. I hope to see you soon!