Today’s Gratitude

  • Sunny days
  • My overall health
  • My strength
  • My parents
  • My sister
  • My brother in-law
  • My dog
  • My family
  • My friends
  • Kicking RSD
  • Graduating next month!
  • School
  • Learning
  • Children
  • Child life
  • Art
  • Meditation
  • Music
  • Writing
  • Walking!
  • Every day is a new day!!!!
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Pure Gratitude

  • My health
  • Strength
  • My Parents
  • Sister
  • Brother in-law
  • Dog
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Doing well in school
  • Learning
  • Music
  • Art
  • Child life
  •  Walking
  • Life is good
  • Meditation
  • Writing
  • Sunny days
  • Kicking RSDs Butt
  • Ability to help children and their families
  • Here at the right time and the right place doing the right thing

The Joy of Making a Difference

Hello all,

As I have mentioned last post I have continued volunteering in the child life program at the hospital. I have been working in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit for almost a year and the General Pediatric unit for 7months. I have been able to help so many children and several of them have found a special place in my heart.

Last month I met an awesome 10 year old girl. She was expressive and creative and incredibly strong. She blew me away. While in the hospital she wrote and illustrated a book about Cancer. It was so beautiful, powerful, and inspiring.

A few days ago I saw a patient who was in the hospital a couple of months ago. This is a precious little girl and her mother who I formed a bond with last visit so they were and I was happy to see them. They were saying how happy they were that I’m there. It felt so great. I remembered from last time how creative she was and how much she loved to paint and design. When I took her to the playroom I set her up with a painting station. She said she had a surprise not to look. When she was finished she handed me a painting that said I love you! I was so touched!

Another adorable little girl who was a sibling of a little boy who was the patient joined. A moment later a little boy wanted to paint as well. Before I knew it I was running a little art class.  It was a fun eventful hour and change of working with multiple children at once. It didn’t phase me, they were adorable 🙂

When it was time to close the playroom two of the kids’ parents came to retrieve them and I  took the other peanut back to her room. About a half hour after cleaning up the playroom, I went to see all the kids in their rooms. When I went to see how my little friend who made the painting for me was doing she gave me another picture that says I love you and made me one of those rainbow loom bracelets. So sweet, I couldn’t believe it.

 

It is such a joy to help make a difference for these families!