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Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

May 2, 2019

Child Life Specialist and Her Family Care for Patients in Papua New Guinea

By In the Loop intheloop

A six-month overseas mission trip with her family was life changing in many ways for Jenn Rodemeyer, including how she views her work as a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Jenn Rodemeyer, malaria, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, tuberculosis, volunteer, YWAM Medical Ships


Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

December 20, 2018

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

By In the Loop intheloop

Thousands of colorful helium balloons descended on Mayo Clinic Children’s Center thanks to community members who donated the balloons to support pediatric patients.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Marne Hoyer, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, pediatrics


Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

June 1, 2017

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

By In the Loop intheloop

When 4-year-old Sam Davidson first came to Mayo Clinic for proton beam therapy treatments, he was understandably scared. But before long, Sam was happily peddling through the halls on the way to his appointments.

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Tags: Brain Tumor, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Anita Mahajan, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Proton Beam Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Randy Mc Keeman


May 2, 2017

Taking the Fear out of the Hospital, With Furry Friends and Fun

By In the Loop intheloop

It may look like Amy K. Olson’s job is all fun and games. Her 9-to-5 routine includes activities like playing bingo, bandaging dolls and leading crazy “crafternoons.” But for Olson, a child life specialist at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, all that play has a serious purpose. “Our job in child life is to provide education […]

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Tags: Amy K. Olson, Caring Canines, Child Life Specialist, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Services


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