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Kristen gives herself a neupogen shot

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Kristen is 18 years old and is undergoing treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). This type of leukemia affects 20% of kids with this cancer of the blood cells. Watch as Kristen demonstrates going through her trea...

Kristen copes with Acute Myeloid Leukemia

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Kristen is 18 years old and has acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Leukemia is a type of cancer that affects the body's white blood cells (WBCs). Normally, WBCs help fight infection and protect the body against disease....

Megan talks about coping with a brain tumor

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Megan talks with us at a cancer survivorship event about coping with a brain tumor. A tumor is any mass caused by abnormal or uncontrolled growth of cells. Tumors in the brain are categorized according to several f...

Callie Copes with Stress

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Callie talks about ways that she has learned to cope with stress. Her vocal chord dysfunction was significantly affected by her levels of stress. Listen to how she has learned to harness her stress levels. Everybody g...

Callie copes with Vocal Chord Dysfunction (VCD)

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Callie shows some breathing techniques and ways to cope with Vocal Chord Dysfunction (VCD) and Stress. Callie's VCD was a result of her asthma. People who have asthma might cough or wheeze, two sounds that come from t...

Online Safety: Facebook safety for Kids

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Your Online Identity & Knowing Who Are You Online? If you use the computer to play and talk with friends, you also have an online identity. That means you have an identity that's related to how you look, what you...

Caleb is a survivor of pediatric cancer

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When Caleb was 13 he was diagnosed with cancer. Watch as he talks about his battle and victory and also how he coped with the disease. Also be sure to check out his sister's video on how she dealt with helping a sibli...

Vanessa talks about coping with her brother’s cancer

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Vanessa's younger brother Caleb was diagnosed with cancer when he was 13 years old. Watch as Vanessa talks about how she and her family worked through Caleb's treatment and helped support one another. Siblings can ...

Natasha is a survivor of cancer

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Natasha is a cancer survivor. Listen to her words of encouragement and find out more on what it is like to deal with cancer. When the Person With Cancer is You Chances are you know someone who has had cancer, such a...

Devon’s battle with childhood cancer

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Devon was diagnosed with cancer at only 18 months. Listen as he talk about the way this experience has shaped his life. About RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS or "rhabdo") is a cancerous tumor that develops in the body's s...

Thomika on Sickle Cell Anemia

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Thomika, a teenager in the hospital for a sickle cell crisis, shares her experiences living with sickle cell disease. Despite the chronic nature of her disease, she shares how she copes on a daily basis and makes adju...

Coping with scars and other physical differences – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Patients from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital talk about their experiences coming to terms with scars or physical differences from their treatment. ABOUT KIDS4KIDS: Children can be the best teachers! Mott Kids 4 Kid...

Keeping up with school during medical treatment – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Going to school while living with a chronic illness, or while going through medical treatment, can be very tough for kids. In this video, patients from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital talk about their experiences trying...

Coping with your child’s diagnosis – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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No parent is ever prepared to hear that their child has a serious medical condition. In this video, parents of children with chronic medical conditions share lessons they've learned along their journey of coming to te...

Adjusting to the reality of your diagnosis – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Coming to terms with the realities of chronic illness or a new medical diagnosis can be difficult. In this video, kids from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital talk about what worked for them to "keep it real" while adjusti...

Help from friends and family – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Kids at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital talk about the important role their friends and families play in supporting them during treatment or living with chronic illness. ABOUT KIDS4KIDS: Children can be the best tea...

Tips for siblings of kids with serious illness – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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What's it like be a sibling to a child living with a serious illness? In this video, siblings of some of the patients at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital offer their perspectives and advice for other kids learning to adj...

Taking responsibility for your medical care – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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What can children and adolescents do to "take care of business" as it relates to managing their health care? Teens from Mott Children's Hospital offer their own experiences and advice about how to take responsibility ...

Keeping up with taking medication – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Living with a chronic illness often means taking medication...sometimes, a lot of medication. In this video, patients from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital talk about their experiences keeping up with complicated medicin...

D’Andrea discusses Diaphragm Breathing & VCD

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D'Andrea, a 16-year-old teen with Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD) and Asthma, describes how to tell the difference between breathing difficulties related to asthma versus VCD, and demonstrates the use of Diaphragmatic Br...

How Sheryl Copes with Myasthenia Gravis

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Sheryl is a 16-year-old with Myasthenia Gravis, a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. In this video she describes the onset of her symptoms, h...

Austin’s Hospital Blues: Music Therapy

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In this video, Austin, a 17-year-old brain tumor survivor, and his music therapist, Brett Northrup, describe how they collaborated in using music to help Austin cope with his aggressive treatments and lengthy hospital...

Coping after a Stem Cell Transplant – Richard “Angelo” Wilford

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Coping and being Positive in the Hospital: Perceptions from a Patient, Friends, and Family. Angelo, hospitalized for a Stem Cell Transplant following a battle with histiocytic sarcoma, shares his journey. He, along wi...

Meet Alexis: On Bullying and Self-Esteem

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Fifteen-year-old Alexis talks about how one maintains one’s self esteem and self worth in the face of being bullied and dealing with challenging life circumstances.

Kristyn’s Automobile Accident Concussion

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In this video Dr. Brooke Threlkeld, a pediatric psychologist, introduces 18-year-old Kristyn, who suffered a head injury in an automobile accident when she was sixteen.  Kristyn tells her story of the impact of her co...