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What Happens When a Teddy Bear Has Surgery?

At Children’s Medical Center, when a teddy bear has surgery, patients like 5-year-old Nicole Martinez get to learn about their own medical journey in a way they can understand. Plus, it’s a lot of fun, a part of childhood in short supply for many patients in the hospital. Pamela the Bear Visits Children’s Patients at […]

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Teddy Bear Clinic Helps Kids Cope

Child Life specialists at Children’s use a variety of methods to help children cope while they are at the hospital. Teddy Bear clinics are just one of the many ways children are able to feel empowered and in control of their situation. I recently watched children go through a special kind of healing process as they lined […]

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Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade

Holiday Parade Benefits Kids

Being in the hospital can be very overwhelming for a child or teen. The Child Life Department provides support to patients and families in many ways. For example, a Certified Child Life Specialist may use special books or dolls to help a child understand why they are having surgery. They can teach positive coping strategies […]

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