When play matters most

May 06, 2011
April 2011 Kiwanis magazinePoked, prodded and pricked by more medical devices than any young child should have to endure, Christopher was understandably wary of what his doctors, nurses and specialists might do next. Undergoing hospice care at home, the terminally ill 6-year-old was tired of all the medical personnel parading in and out of his house. So were his parents.

Christopher’s mom and dad just wanted to see their once-exuberant boy experience a bit of joy. They wanted to see him play again.

Indeed, play helped Christopher and his family through his final days.


Read or download the April 2011 Kiwanis magazine to learn how play helps medical professionals treat children.



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