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November 23, 2021

Child Life brings joy to Mayo’s youngest patients — and you can, too

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Child Life staff in Rochester have created an Amazon wish list with items to meet Child Life’s current needs. The program has made a big difference for 5-year-old Liam. On Oct. 20, Stephanie Kiefer and her 5-year-old son, Liam, made a special delivery to Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital: 28 Lego sets. There was a space shuttle and car […]

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Tags: Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, Child LIfe Program, Jennifer Rodemeyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, Stephanie Kiefer


March 19, 2020

Talking to Kids About COVID-19

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

COVID-19 has changed life for everyone, including kids. Jenn Rodemeyer, manager of Mayo Clinic’s Child Life Program, explains how to help young people cope with the changes they’re facing.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Gregory Poland, Infectious Diseases, Jenn Rodemeyer


January 9, 2020

Virtual Reality Gaming Helps Patients Step Out of Their Own Realities

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Chuck and Nicole Marino’s mobile gaming station, Hyperspace Starcade, provided a nice break from reality for kids at Mayo Eugenio Children’s Center last month.

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Tags: Ben Irons, Child LIfe Program, Mary McCoy, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital


November 5, 2019

Halloween Comes to Kids in Hospital With Trick-or-Treating, Costumes and More

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Mayo Clinic’s Child Life Program brought Halloween to kids spending their favorite candy-gathering holiday at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. There were costumes, face painting and reverse trick-or-treating, so the kids in their care didn’t feel left out.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Kim Schmidt, Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program, Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, Val Stuve


July 10, 2018

Painted Masks Change the Outlook of Young Cancer Patients

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Stop by the Proton Beam Therapy Program at Mayo Clinic and you might see a superhero, unicorn or mermaid, thanks to the artistic talents of staff who have begun painting masks for young patients receiving treatment.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Jennifer Deweese, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Proton Beam Therapy Program, Radiation Therapy, Randy Mc Keeman


May 25, 2017

Superman Flies in to Brighten the Day for One Young Cancer Patient

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

Superman recently took a break from fighting crime — and washing windows — to touch the life of one very special young cancer patient. 

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Tags: Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Chemotherapy, Child LIfe Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Center


May 11, 2017

Surgeon Operates on Stuffed Dog to Ease Young Patient’s Fears

By In the Loop In the Loop (@intheloop)

A Mayo Clinic care team recently performed a simulated surgery on a young patient’s stuffed dog to help ease the patient’s fears about his own post-operative care.

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Dr. Sameh Said, Jessica E. Miller, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mikaela Sullivan, Pediatric Cardiology


February 18, 2014

Piano as canvas, and respite

By Mystery User

No one brings on the fun like the folks in the Child Life Program at the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. Superhero window washers, the Twins Caravan, Elmo, just to name a few. Of course, it’s all for the kids. And in this case, it’s a chance to distract them from what can be a difficult […]

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Tags: Child LIfe Program, Mayo Clinic Children's Clinic, The Ellen Project


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