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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

“I cried every day. I’m crying right now just thinking about it,” said Hazleton’s Lisa Makara of the day her then 8-year-old daughter, Kyra, broke her arm while climbing a fence. Little Kyra was rushed into surgery to have three rods put in place after suffering a broken humerus – the bone that runs from your shoulder to elbow – and extensive nerve damage. “It was horrible,” Lisa continued. “The arm at the break was huge from being swollen. She couldn’t move her fingers out of a fist position. It seemed like we waited a lifetime  for her to come out of surgery but Dr. Horwitz said he just wanted to make it right and it wasn’t right so he kept trying. I really thought she would never be able to use her hand again.” Today, the only signs of the accident are three very small scars where the pins had been put in and the now 11-year-old gymnast and award-winning dancer is back on the stage. “The worst part for me was seeing my outgoing, talented little girl sad and crying every day thinking she wouldn’t get better. But here she is, a dancing, cheerleading, rock wall-climbing, trumpet playing, happy kid!” #GeisingerStories
8-year-old dancer and gymnast is back on the stage after a major arm surgery
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