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Child Life Specialists – Playing to Heal

In the design of our pediatric unit we used patient feedback to create a comfortable and functional environment for children to receive care and to heal. Children’s artwork lines the halls; there are comfortable nooks for reading, areas to play outside, a playroom and even a huge indoor tree to gather underneath. The area is beautiful, but there is at…

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Eight suggestions for talking about death with children

This weekend Tucson non-profit Many Mouths One Stomach hosts what has become a favorite Tucson event, the All Souls Procession. “The Procession is a sanctuary for community members from all walks of life to express their grief and loss in a celebration of creative energy and a rejoicing of living.” Part of the events this weekend is the Procession of Little Angels. An…

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Facing down a Type One Diabetes diagnosis – Ella's story

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When your child is diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes your life changes overnight. Judy Liphman shares her daughter Ella’s story: A visit to the Emergency Department “Ella was just 3 ½ years old, and it was a seemingly normal Friday morning.  My husband, Bill, was getting us up and ready for the day, Ella was enjoying her cup of coffee….I…

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A little red Corvette and a license to drive – Making surgery a little less scary

Seven-year-old Abigail has a license to drive and a little red Corvette to get her from pre-op to the operating room. And who doesn’t want a red corvette? The red Power Wheels Corvette is garaged in the Main Surgery area on the 2nd floor. A donation several years ago from anesthesiologists of Old Pueblo Anesthesia, the Corvette is driven by…

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Top Nine Baby Shower Gift Suggestions of the TMC Physical Therapists and Child Life Specialists

It’s baby shower time, but what to get? There are only so many adorable baby clothes a baby can wear before they’re into the next size. Choosing a baby shower gift that has some longevity can be difficult, or knowing what to register for as first-time expectant parents isn’t always straightforward. Our pediatric physical therapists and child life specialists weigh…

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Our Thatcher High School Homecoming Royalty

For Britny Beals, the timing couldn’t have been worse. The Thatcher High School senior is settling into her final year of school before she goes to college. State playoffs for her volleyball team are in three weeks. And her peers recently selected her to Homecoming Court. TMC Child Life Specialists helped Beals celebrate Thatcher High School’s Homecoming Excitement had been…

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