Speediatrics Unit offers support through journey of healing

Having two teenage children who must spend time each month at the hospital is never fun. Michelle’s children suffer from a rare illness known as Autoimmune Encephalitis and Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy. After visiting multiple different specialists in the Northeast, both children were prescribed long term intensive medical treatments that would require multiple hospitalizations each month.

Since first diagnosed in 2011, Michelle and her two children travelled to many children’s hospitals around the country to find the proper diagnosis and treatment plan. Finally, after all their searching, they learned they could get the treatment they needed right in their own backyard at the Speediatrics Unit at Halifax Health Medical Center.

The staff at Halifax Health welcomed Michelle and her kids with open arms and provided full support, helping the family go through their journey of healing. Although both kids still have some way to go to full recovery, they have made a lot of progress since they started receiving treatments from Halifax Health. Both kids are now back in school and the oldest is poised for graduation in June of 2018.

"This would not have been possible without the tremendous help we received at Halifax Medical Center and we will forever be grateful they were there for us in our time of need," said Michelle.

The NASCAR Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the delivery of medical care for children in need. At the Speediatrics Unit at Halifax Health Medical Center, we like provide a safe environment for children by decorating the unit in a racing theme and bringing in special guests to visit the children such as NASCAR Drivers and NASCAR Foundation mascots.