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Treasure hunt, teddy bears and more

CCH Newsletter - Spring 2013

Young patients come to the MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital for specialized cancer treatment, but while they are here, they have lots of fun diversions, too.

Recently, patients enjoyed a spring treasure hunt complete with arts and crafts, face painting and refreshments.

And, instead of their specialists, the young patients sported white coats and played doctor for a day using teddy bears as their patients. The children learned more about their own treatments in an interactive way as they guided their patient-bears through some of the same tests, services and treatments they receive at MD Anderson.

Finally, some of our older patients have formed a council called imPACT, which is designed to provide an opportunity for teens to work with other teens to improve Children’s Cancer Hospital programs. One of their projects was designing artwork to be hung in the newly expanded and remodeled Children’s Cancer Hospital.

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