There were lots of smiling faces at Buffalo’s Oishei Children’s Hospital on April 23rd when Adam Page, three-time Paralympic Sled Hockey Gold Medalist for Team USA, visited to say hello to the kids. Alyssa Jerge, Coordinator for the Stone’s Buddies Program, led the tour of the hospital and Adam’s visit.
Adam, founder of Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports (GBAS), formerly The Sled Hockey Foundation, spent many days at the old Children’s Hospital as a youngster with spina bifida. At Alyssa’s invitation, Adam was able to see the new facility and its improved accommodations.
“The new hospital is amazing,” Adam stated. “It’s nice to see how bright and open the floors are, and how caring the atmosphere is for these kids.” Adam added, “Alyssa and Stone’s Buddies have been great partners with our efforts to bring sports experiences to kids who gain so much from it.”
Stone’s Buddies, an Oishei Children’s Hospital program that supports families coping with chronic and life-threatening illness, has been collaborating with GBAS over the last couple of years to offer sled hockey as a recreational experience for its patients.
Greater Buffalo Adaptive Sports is happy to be growing its collaboration with the Children’s Hospital and expanding the opportunity to share the benefits of adaptive sports. This effort is supported, in part, by a generous grant from the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.