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Children’s Hospital Oakland finds safe harbor under UC San Francisco
Inside Bay Area

Noah Smith watched as his leg was fitted for a brace to help support his left heel, which can now touch the ground after a six-hour surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland.

Before, the 11-year-old could walk only on his left toes, an effect of cerebral palsy. But then his family, who lives in the Central Valley, found Dr. Coleen Sabatini, and she was able to extend his hamstring and Achilles tendon to resolve the problem.

“The service, the care they give, Dr. Sabatini, they’ve all been excellent,” said Chuck Pasquale, Noah’s grandfather.