Story timeย 

I’m taking a brief pause from studying to share a quick anecdote. I was in the middle of re-reading the Guidelines for Development of Child Life Programs when I came across this line; “Children who are fearful may need professional support to enter the [playroom]”  Isn’t that strange?  How can a child be fearful of […]

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Counting Down & a Recap

This Wednesday marked my fourth last Child Life volunteer shift at the hospital. June 15th, 22nd, and 29th are the days I have left to spend at the hospital I love and have – literally – grown up with. The Children’s Hospital at the London Health Sciences Centre was my home away from home for […]

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The Littlest Heroes

As I enter deeper and deeper in to the world of child life, there are going to be many things that I experience. One most of the unfortunate and heartbreaking events will be the death of a patient. However given this field, that is a fact that I learned to accept long ago. In regards […]

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Be a little #McHappy

As always I am sure I am returning to an enormous audience of people anxiously awaiting my offer day news. I know … I amped it up so much and nothing! No post? Stay tuned…more on that later! ๐Ÿ™‚ First thing’s first…McHappy Day was one week ago! For those who are unfamiliar with this wonderful […]

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“Alexx’s Plan for Back Pokes” circa 2001

A few days ago I received this wonderful memory from Child Life.ย At first I was really confused by the image and didn’t realize what it was. Below is my personal plan for dealing with back pokes (aka: spinal taps & bone marrow aspirations) from my leukemia treatment in 2001. Talk about flashback! The discovery of […]

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Child Life Month!!

It’s finally March – and you know what that means!! CHILD LIFE MONTH! I LOVE Child Life Month; it gives an excellent reason to celebrate and promote this awesome field everyday for a whole month. I tend to talk about Child Life more than just March, but why not dedicate a whole month to it […]

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Clowning Aroundย 

Incorporating fun whenever possible is so important for kids – even adults too. So on Wednesday, when I was volunteering in Child Life, I was given the opportunity to work at bedside with a young girl. During my visit she had to get her central line flushed and detached. Even though I’m “only” a volunteer, […]

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