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Child Life program making difference one patient at a time

Talia Mor looked out at the crowd with a huge smile on her face. She was speaking to students from Dance Marathon at the University of Florida. It was as though she was looking at younger versions of herself. After all, Mor was in their shoes not so long ago.

Where does my CMN gift go? | November

CMN Hospitals funds fully support the Child Life program, a team of individuals specially trained and certified to help kids and families cope with hospitalization.

Giving Patients a Christmas Morning

For children who celebrate Christmas, the night before is the longest night of the year. Christmas morning brings the grand reveal of presents under the tree. For the pediatric patients at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, Santa may not be stopping in their living room—but he will be making his…

“The Ultimate Distraction Tool”

As Chris Brown, director of the UF Health Child Life Program, and Ron Farb, co-founder of the Climb for Cancer Foundation, set up the multisensory environment machine, the excitement among the pediatric patients is drowned out by the “oohhs” and “aahhs” of the doctors and nurses.