The Penny Doerge Adaptive Academy (PDAA), a program offered at the Lerner Children’s Pavilion, the children’s hospital at HSS, organizes local and regional adaptive programs to offer pediatric patients with challenging musculoskeletal conditions the opportunity to participate in active
adventures. The PDAA was first piloted in 2014 with a single ski trip that served 10 children in the hopes that it would help them cope with their limitations outside the hospital walls.

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