In this edition, we celebrate athletes and athletics 
Your latest edition  of  e-Orthopedik
The summer Olympics had us riveted to our television screens and soon we’ll be awed by the Paralympic Games which start next week. In this edition of e-Orthopedik, we celebrate athletes and athletics.
  • Shriners patient Rosalie Lalonde goes for gold in Rio competing for Team Canada during the women’s wheelchair basketball tournament;
  • Former Alouettes kicker and current Chairman of the hospital’s Board of Governors Gino Berretta talks about the big game and staying calm under pressure;
  • Robin Burns reminisces about being a patient at the Canada Shriners Hospital and his time in the National Hockey League;
  • Chantal Janelle, M.D. gives advice on how to help prevent your child from suffering a sports injury.  She treats numerous young athletes including Guillaume pictured above.
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Going for gold!
Rosalie will compete in Rio Paralympics
The Olympic motto is “faster, higher, stronger.” Rosalie will demonstrate these traits when she goes for gold in women’s wheelchair basketball next week during the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

Rosalie’s team is a force to be reckoned with and gold medal contenders!

Athletic young woman unbowed by congenital disorder

Rosalie was diagnosed at birth with developmental hip dysplasia (DHD) in both hips. Her mother and younger brother also have the disorder.  With DHD, the hip joint is not formed correctly. The socket may be shallow, letting the ‘ball’ of the long leg bone slip in and out of the socket, causing a dislocated hip.  It can be a very painful condition. 

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Rosalie, a Canada Shriners Hospital patient, competes next week in women’s wheelchair basketball during the Paralympics in Brazil. 
One young man’s incredible journey 
Athlete makes bold decision to amputate his legs
Garrett has some advice for those about to embark on a challenging journey…“Don’t stop!”

The 16 year old hasn’t stopped since the day he was born with muscular dystrophy, a condition that makes him unable to gain muscle mass in his legs. However, thanks to the strong support he has received from the team at Shriners Hospitals for Children® - Canada, and his own steely will and determination, the young Regina native has been living out a dream as a member of the Canadian Men’s Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball Team.
Take me out to the ball game!
Brendan Gallagher hosts 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game  
Habs star Brendan Gallagher traded his hockey stick for a baseball bat during his 2nd Annual Charity Softball Game on August 13 in support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada. 

It was an unforgettable evening in Vancouver when team Brendan Gallagher faced team Milan Lucic! Hundreds of devoted fans were present to cheer on their hockey heroes.  Several National Hockey League stars participated in the match including Milan Lucic (Edmonton), Lance Bouma (Calgary), Morgan Rielly (Toronto), Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (Edmonton), Mark Scheifele (Winnipeg), Shea Weber (Montreal), Nate Beaulieu (Montréal), Josh Gorges (Buffalo) and Sam Reinhart (Buffalo)  They say the final score does not count in charity match between friends (team Gallagher won), but ultimately it is the children who were present and the children treated at Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada who are the winners of such a fun family benefit event. 

Congratulations to the organizers and thank you to the Vancouver Giants who hosted the game.   
Calling on all baseball fans, you can still support Mr. Gallagher's fundraising efforts. Thank you for your generosity! 
Words of advice from a champion
Gino Berretta knows a thing or two about pressure 
Starting in 1961, when he was named the top Canadian Football League rookie in the East, Gino Berretta spent a total of nine seasons with his hometown Montreal Alouettes. He was called on to kick a field goal when the game was literally on the line and no time left on the clock. His was the last play of the game.

THAT’S pressure. Mr. Berretta recalls those do-or-die football moments.

“The coach looks at you and says: Gino, you’re going to make this kick or else we’re going to lose the game! All eyes are on you. Everything goes numb at the snap of the ball, and when you hear the fans cheer, you know you’ve made it!”
Gino Berretta, star athlete, Chairman of the Board of Governors and successful business man 
Robin Burns  
From Shriners Hospitals for Children – Canada to the National Hockey League 
As an eight year old growing up in Montreal, Robin Burns would grab his hockey stick and skates and head to the local outdoor rink to play a little shinny. However, on this particular day some 60 years ago, Mr. Burns took a puck to the ankle, one of the many bumps and bruises that befall aspiring hockey players. However, this would be one injury Mr. Burns wouldn’t shake off.

“After I came home I started to run a high fever,” Mr. Burns recalls. “Our general practitioner at the time, Dr. Kennedy, thought I had osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone. I was taken to Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada and sure enough, that was the diagnosis.” 
As a child, Mr. Robin Burns (photo from the late 1960s) was treated at the Canada Shriners Hospital for a bone infection. He says it's thanks to the incredible care received that he was able to pursue a career in the National Hockey League.
Sports injuries and young athletes
How to prevent and treat injuries 
Guillaume (above), a competitive gymnast practices on the parallel bars. His sister Virginie (below) practices on the balance beam.  Dr. Janelle has treated both for a wrist injury and operated on Guillaume for an injury to his elbow.      
Taking part in sports like soccer, gymnastics, hockey or other activities is a great way for kids to improve their physical fitness, coordination, sportsmanship and self-discipline.  But no matter what sport your child enjoys, it is important to remember your child is still growing which increases his or her chance of injury.  In rare instances, young athletes can end up with injuries that stunt their growth and cause long-term health problems. 

“It is important to remember children aren’t small adults. They are still growing, which puts them at greater risk of injury,” says Chantal Janelle, M.D., a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon with Shriners Hospitals for Children - Canada (pictured above right). “Because children are still growing their growth plates, the areas of developing cartilage at the ends of long bones are weaker and more prone to fracture. Repetitive impact or stress on the growth plates can, in extreme cases, result in stunted growth and deformities.”
Remembering Oscar McNayr 
His legacy gift ensures his memory lives on 
Born in Smiths Falls, Ontario on December 30, 1912, Oscar McNayr lived through an incredible time in human history: two world wars, the great depression, prohibition and the cold war. He also witnessed the dawn of commercial air travel, space travel and the first man on the moon. He watched the horse and buggy make way for cars and the advent of radio, television, internet, cellphones and social media.

When Mr. McNayr started something he stuck with it. He worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway for 44 years. He was happily married to Isabelle Jordan for 58 years. He served as a Mason for 60 years and celebrated 40 years as a Karnak Shriner. He passed away a few months after his 100th birthday.
Mr. Oscar McNayr donated a significant amount of his estate to the Canada Shriners Hospital
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