Awe-inspiring. Heart-stirring. Life-altering. Ever-amazing. At The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh, we give our best so kids can be their best. Read the stories of our team members and the amazing kids and families we serve. From inchstones, to milestones, to all types of successes, read as we share heartwarming happenings at The Children's Institute.
A Legacy Begins: The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
The story of our first patient, Emile Terrenoire
In 1902, Emile Terrenoire lost both of his legs in a train accident. Inspired by his story, Mary Irwin Laughlin founded what was then the Memorial Home for Cripple(d) Children that same year, with Emile as its first resident.