Bobbie Jo Vandal, a child life specialist and music therapist works with a pediatric patient.

Nearly 1,000 kids benefit from child life

November 16, 2020

Over the last year, nearly 1,000 children felt the impact of our child life team.

They turned IVs into the world’s tiniest straw and syringes into a paintbrushes. They played music in exam rooms and told imaginative stories during MRIs. They read books to help kids understand what’s wrong and played familiar games to make them feel at ease.

Most of all they helped these children and their families cope with the emotional stress and uncertainty of illness.

The tools of this trade look different from the medical equipment our other caregivers rely on. From items to distract kids during procedures to incentives for meeting goals, our child life team needs your help.

All items must be new and be able to be sanitized. These standards are more important now than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have questions about a gift, please contact the Foundation team at (701) 323-8450.