Patient Stories

Get to know some of our young athletes.



Meet Khalli

Khalli Crooke has faced more obstacles than anyone should have to in a lifetime—and he’s only 10 years old. After learning of adaptive sports during his stay at Children’s, Khalli is back to playing basketball and loving every minute.

Meet Declan

A few years ago, Declan Farmer knew little about hockey and even less about sled hockey. But, with time and practice, this double amputee is on his way to Sochi, Russia as part of the 2014 Paralympic sled hockey team.

Meet Samantha

Whether she is demonstrating the best back bend in gymnastics or competing with her four siblings, this 9-year-old doesn’t back down from a challenge. She was born without most of her left leg, starting at the middle of her thigh.