Facility dog program ‘Canines for Coping’ launches at Huntsville Hospital — WHNT.com

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Getting well is about to be a little less ‘ruff’. The Women & Children Center at Huntsville Hospital just launched a facility dog program called ‘Canines for Coping’. The new program features Asteroid, a professionally trained facility dog, to serve pediatric and adult patients. Asteroid is described as lovable golden retriever that… via Facility dog program ‘Canines for Coping’ launches at Huntsville Hospital — WHNT.com Continue reading Facility dog program ‘Canines for Coping’ launches at Huntsville Hospital — WHNT.com

A Conversation with Lauren Castillo, illustrator of Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera — Latinxs in Kid Lit

By Cecilia Cackley This interview has been condensed and edited for clarity. Cecilia Cackley: This is your twenty-first picture book! You’ve written three of them yourself, but you’ve also worked with a wide range of collaborators. How do you feel like your process has evolved as an artist? Lauren Castillo: It feels like I’m […] via A Conversation with Lauren Castillo, illustrator of Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera — Latinxs in Kid Lit Continue reading A Conversation with Lauren Castillo, illustrator of Imagine by Juan Felipe Herrera — Latinxs in Kid Lit

Connecticut girl designs Medi Teddy to reduce anxiety for pediatric patients — FOX59

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – A 12-year-old girl from Fairfield is on a mission to make life a little easier for pediatric patients. Ella Casano started a GoFundMe to raise money so she could make the Medi Teddy. The Medi Teddy is a stuffed animal pouch to help conceal bags of IV medication or blood products from… via Connecticut girl designs Medi Teddy to reduce anxiety for pediatric patients — FOX59 Continue reading Connecticut girl designs Medi Teddy to reduce anxiety for pediatric patients — FOX59