It’s that time of year: caps and gowns and students proudly receiving their much deserved diplomas. Schooling isn’t put on hold while patients are receiving therapy. As a matter of fact, many patients receive on-site tutoring at Magee so that they are able to graduate with their class. The following are patients who continued with their schooling regardless of their therapy schedule. Everyone at Magee congratulates all of this year’s graduates and wishes them all great success.
Madeline Duffy Madeline, who received homebound tutoring as an inpatient and then continued after she was discharged, attended her commencement ceremony on June 6, 2017 and received a standing ovation from her fellow classmates at Bayard Rustin High School in West Chester, PA. Madeline currently receives outpatient therapy at Magee Riverfront, and staff surprised her with a graduation party the following day.
Shannon Lord Shannon (pictured above) received her diploma from Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, DE on June 1, 2017 while an inpatient at Magee. A diploma presentation from her teacher and a party were held at Magee’s new Creative Therapy Center and Healing Gardens on the 6th floor rooftop, with many of Shannon’s family, friends, and Magee staff in attendance.
Joshua Mitchell Joshua received his high school diploma on June 9, 2017. His Guidance Counselor from Springfield High School came to Magee to personally present Joshua with his diploma. Family and staff members were present to congratulate Josh on his graduation.
Kevin Smith Kevin received homebound instruction while he was an inpatient and proudly received his diploma from Samuel Fels High School on April 6, 2017 while at Magee with his “Magee Family.” A birthday party and a diploma presentation were combined to celebrate Kevin’s incredible progress.
Aniya Wolf Aniya Wolf was presented her high school diploma on June 16 with her family and Magee staff in attendance on the beautiful 6th floor rooftop. Aniya was able to complete her remaining coursework from Commonwealth Charter Academy in Harrisburg, PA while she was an inpatient. The Adolescent Counselor was able to get her school credit for her Health, Photography, and Career Planning Classes through her therapies at Magee. A graduation party was held to congratulate Aniya.
The Adolescent and Young Adult Program helps Magee’s young patients stay active in school, advance academically, and graduate on time –all while receiving intensive rehabilitation therapy and clinical care.
To learn more about Adolescent and Young Adult services at Magee, click here.
The Adolescent and Young Adult Program is generously supported by The Wawa Foundation, The Lindback Foundation and by individual donors.
Guest author: Vilma M. Mazziol, MS, LPC, CRC, Adolescent and Young Adult Educational and Vocational Counselor