For 29 years, pediatric patients from the
MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital have taken ski trips to Park City, Utah and learned that they can conquer the mountains. The trip is rehabilitational, but also lots of fun for patients, family members and chaperones.
John Mendelsohn, M.D., president of MD Anderson, recently announced plans to relinquish his leadership position and return to a research-focused role.
Aidan Immroth, who fought cancer from the time he was a toddler, used his artistic talent to focus on the positive. Near the end of his life, Aidan fulfilled a longtime goal, transferring his artistic creations from the pallette to an elephant named Krissy.
Through a new program called Quiet Time, the inpatient unit of the Children's Cancer Hospital now takes two hour-long breaks in the day for some dedicated peace and quiet.
Patients in the Children's Cancer Hospital celebrated the holidays with many special events and some sweet treats, too.
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