Former Patient Dances, Delights and Inspires

Former Patient Dances, Delights and Inspires

12-year-old Nia Frazier, daughter of board member Holly Hatcher-Frazier, was an inpatient with The Children’s Institute’s Pain Rehabilitation Program for debilitating Reflex Neurovascular Dystrophy (RND) in 2009. Nia made an amazing recovery, and is now one of the young stars of the hit television show “Dance Moms.” Nia returned to The Children’s Institute this week along with other cast members to perform for the students and patients of The Children’s Institute.

After the performance, the young dancers mingled with our excited students and patients. The dancers were inspired by our amazing kids, and Nia brought inspiration and hope to current patients, including those with RND, one of whom is also an aspiring dancer (pictured above.)

The Tribune-Review chronicled Nia’s story, and KDKA and WPXI ran stories on the visit and performance. All three stories can be found by following the links below:

• KDKA Coverage
• WPXI Coverage
• Tribune-Review Article

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