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September 10, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Childhood Experience Inspires Career in Child Life

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A friend’s cancer diagnosis inspired Carli Tourdot’s career path at Mayo, where she worked alongside her father, a urologist, to improve the surgical experience for Mayo’s youngest patients.

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Tags: Carli Tourdot, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Jane Matsumoto, Dr. Stephen Kramer, Mayo Clinic in Rochester


August 6, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Facilities and Child Life: Partners in Patient Care

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Child Life specialists at Mayo Clinic rely on their friends in Facilities to help them create environments that allow kids to still be kids while in the hospital.

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Tags: Child Life Specialist, Facilities Operations, Keith Larson, Val Stuve


July 25, 2019 · Leave a Comment

Mayo’s Ninja Warriors Team With Child Life Staff to Give Kids the Gift of Play

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Mayo Clinic child life specialists recently gave pediatric patients a day they won’t soon forget: a special event that featured kid-sized obstacles and a chance to meet Mayo’s American Ninja Warriors.

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Tags: Andrew Yori, Child Life Specialist, Dr. Candace Granberg


May 2, 2019 · Leave a Comment

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

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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


December 20, 2018 · Leave a Comment

Balloon Brigade Floats in to Spread Holiday Cheer to Pediatric Patients

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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


June 1, 2017 · Leave a Comment

Coasting Through Proton Beam Treatments

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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 · Leave a Comment

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

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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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