Our Fall 2017 Newsletter is Here!!


Twelve-year-old Lewis Martin, living with a previously lethal disease (SMA), became the first child in the world to receive a new, effective medication through a specializing catheter designed by a physician that had been evaluating Lewis at the Clinic for Special Children. His story is one of hope, medical ingenuity, and the love and dedication of a group of physicians including CSC’s Medical Director, Dr. Kevin Strauss, who refused to give up hope. Read Lewis’s full story, read about our upcoming events and current research, or browse our bulletin board of special event photos in our fall 2017 newsletter here:

CSC Fall 2017 Newsletter

CSC’s Fellow Physicians Featured in ‘Plain folk, complex problems: Valley grads doctor Amish families’

Matt Demczko, MD and Mike Fox, MD, two former fellow pediatricians at CSC, were featured in The Daily Item’s ‘Plain folk, complex problems: Valley grads doctor Amish families’ for their unique work on the cutting edge of care with the Amish community.

The Clinic for Special Children enjoyed the privilege of working closely with the two physicians who are helping lead efforts to open a new medical clinic in Dover, Delaware to serve the local Amish community. The new clinic will be the first of its kind to offer services directed toward children with special needs in southern Delaware. Designed and managed to closely replicate the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, the vision of the clinic is to provide a local, comprehensive medical home for medically complex Amish and Mennonite children in the Dover area, and to improve the health of the communities that they serve by utilizing translational research and modern technologies.

“There is so much to learn yet about caring for the Amish and Mennonite and the unique conditions they are faced with,” Demczko said. “We learn something new each day that helps make our practice better, which helps us make more and more of an impact with those who may need it most.”

Read about their unique opportunity, how they’ve overcome barriers to care, and their rewarding results here: Plain folk, complex problems: Valley grads doctor Amish families




This Saturday 9/8! Our Last Auction of the Season!

Join us for our Blair County Auction, our last auction of the season! Come out for a day of fun, food and fellowship! 

Blair County Auction | September 9, 2017
Morrison’s Cove Produce
174 Windy Acres Lane|Roaring Spring, PA 16673

7:00 AM Breakfast | 8:30 Auction Begins | Physician Remarks and Quilts to Follow

Handmade quilts, handcrafted furniture, wooden crafts, sporting goods, handmade toys and garden plants will be available for buyers at our auctions. A variety of food choices will be featured including chicken barbecue, freshly made pies, donuts, whoopie pies, ice cream and more! The proceeds from the annual benefit auctions are a major source of revenue for both the Clinic for Special Children.