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Teens Living With Cancer (US). Read Melissa Marie Sengbusch's courageous & inspiring story. Sadly, Melissa died on June 22, 2000 at age 19 after living with #cancer for 2 years : http://www.teenslivingwithcancer.org/about-2/melissas-story/

Susan Shumpert, a child life specialist, uses play to help children understand procedures. Find out more about these Front Line Heroines: http://columbiametro.com/Columbia-Metro/March-2012/Front-Line-Heroines/

Chemo Duck. A soft, cuddly companion that provides huggable hope and alleviates fear and anxiety. Developed with the help of child life specialists and medical professionals, the Chemo Duck Program helps introduce children and families to their new life and encourages healing through the power of play therapy.

Children's Cancer Hospital Field Day 2013 Updated on Friday · Taken at MD Anderson Cancer Center To celebrate the end of the school year, patients and their siblings came out to enjoy Field Day at MD Anderson. Carnival games, a cake walk, a tug-o-war contest and other festivities were all part of the fun.

Budget-friendly program helps omit sedation for pediatric MR Implementation of a preparation and support procedure helped reduce the need for sedation among children with sickle cell disease undergoing MR exams, according to a study published in Pediatric Radiology

"It Doesn't Have To Hurt" - Centre for Pediatric Pain Research's 2-minute video with tips for parents and health professionals on how to reduce the pain and distress associated with needles.

Research shows the benefits of Child Life in Radiology departments! Connecting with Compassion: Confessions of two Child Life Specialists: Child Life in Radiology

When and what to tell your child about an upcoming surgery - our Child Life Specialists provide answers.