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Hannah & ulcerative colitis

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Hannah is 9 years old and is coping with ulcerative colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease.

Lanie & cystic fibrosis

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Lanie is 12 years old and has cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes...

Seth & cystic fibrosis.

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Seth Jacobs has cystic fibrosis and has created this video to explain how he deals with CF.

Hannah gives tips for getting an IV

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Hannah is 9 years old and would like to offer a few tips for you when you are getting an IV.

Hayley & cystic fibrosis

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Watch as Hayley talks about dealing with cystic fibrosis and goes through her treatments.

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....

Tabitha shows how she takes her medicine for cystic fibrosis

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Tabitha has cystic fibrosis and has quite a few different medications that she has to take throughout the week. Watch as she offers tips on ways to remain diligent and organized throughout the treatment process. What...

Anne introduces Relaxin’ Jackson to help kids cope with stress

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Anne and her dad give tips on relaxation through their friend Relaxin' Jackson! Everyone has feelings of anxiety, nervousness, tension, and stress from time to time. Become a relaxation expert. We all think we k...

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...

Cameron & Sickle Cell Disease

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Cameron explains what sickle cell is and how he deals with the pain. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disorder in which red blood cells (RBCs) are abnormally shaped. This abnormality can result in painful episod...

Matthew copes with kidney disease

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Matthew recently had a kidney transplant. Watch as he describes the procedure and also has some fun depicting the operation on his doll. When you're hungry, your stomach lets out a growl or two. When you run around, y...

Hayley copes with burn wounds

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Hayley was in an accident that caused severe burns. Here she talks about how she deals with dressing changes and also teaches us how to relax. From kids washing up under a too-hot faucet to an accidental tipping of a ...

Deontay copes with Hodgkin lymphoma

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Watch as Deontay talks about having Hodgkin lymphoma. Hodgkin disease, or Hodgkin lymphoma, is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. This highly sophisticated filtering system helps the body's immune ...

Victoria’s eating challenges

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Victoria has had a tough time eating and a bit of a fear of swallowing things. Watch as she walks us through how she conquered her fears and is now successfully able to eat full meals. There's a lot of discussion t...

Dominique talks about his cancer diagnosis

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Dominique discusses how he was diagnosed with cancer and what he first treatments were like. Make sure you check out all of Dominique's videos on CopingClub.com to hear his full story! What Is Hodgkin's Disease? Hod...

Dominique talks about how he copes with cancer

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Dominique was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. In this segment he talks about ways that he is able to cope with the disease and encourages others to look on a brighter side. Lymphomas that involve a particul...

Dominique talks about dealing with fear and cancer

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Dominique helps us understand the fears of cancer and explains ways in which he deals with fear. What Is Fear? Fear is one of the most basic human emotions. It is programmed into the nervous system and works like an...

Tabitha talks about getting motivated to do her treatments

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Tabitha is 15 years old and has diabetes and cystic fibrosis. In this segment she discusses how she stays motivated to do her treatments and how she manages her illnesses. She has great tips for those that are struggl...

Tabitha does her vest treatment for cystic fibrosis

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Watch as Tabitha shows us how she does her vest treatments at home for cystic fibrosis. What is Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes the body to produce mucus that's extremely...

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...

Juliana discusses how she has coped with a brain tumor

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Juliana is a brain tumor survivor. She talks about the complications through the years and how she has used art and family to help her through tough times. What is a Brain Tumor? A tumor is any mass caused by ab...

Tabitha shows how she does her acapella treatment for cystic fibrosis

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Tabitha is 15 and has cystic fibrosis. In this segment Tabitha shows us how she puts together her acapella treatment at home. Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with CF, which affects...

Tabitha encourages others dealing with cystic fibrosis

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Tabitha is 15 years old and has both cystic fibrosis and diabetes. Despite her illness Tabitha is extremely positive and some great words of encouragement for others that are going through a tough time or dealing with...

Amber shows some belly breathing techniques

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Sometimes all you need to relax and calm down is to focus on taking deep breathes. Watch as Amber shows us some techniques for deep belly breathing. About Your Lungs and Respiratory System What's something that you ...

Georgia copes with Crohn’s disease

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Georgia is 14 years old and is living with Crohn's disease. In this video Georgia answers the questions of 'how does Crohn's affect what you eat?', 'what about stress?', 'how do you handle the pain?', 'what are the si...

Justin’s mom talks about his diabetes

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Does your child have type 1 or type 2 diabetes? Learn how to manage the disease and keep your child healthy. The Pediatric Endocrinology service at Norton Children's Hospital provides diagnostic and therapeutic ser...

Justin talks about type 1 diabetes

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Sorting Myth From Fact There's a lot of diabetes information out there — unfortunately, not all of it is based on facts. Although you can find a lot of good information about diabetes on the Internet, you can also fi...

Justin talks about managing his Type 1 diabetes

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What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose (pronounced: gloo-kose), a sugar that is the body's main source of fuel. Like a CD player need batteries, your body needs glucose to keep...

Tyler’s tips for kids and parents coping with divorce

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Tyler's gives tips and advice to kids and parents who are going through divorce. Divorce is stressful for parents and kids alike. Although reactions will depend on a child's age, temperament, and the circumstances ...

Cody talks about Pill Swallowing

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Cody has cancer and also has had a hard tough taking his medication. He has to swallow many large pills for his medication. While this has been difficult, Cody has learned some tips and ways to help get him used to sw...

Nashawnte gives tips to overcome fears of sedation

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Nashawnte is a 9 year old diagnosed with pancreatitis. When her pancreatitis flairs up she has a lot of pain and has to go to the hospital. Sometimes she has to have an NJ tube inserted which requires sedation. She's ...

The Mini-Coper Cart

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The Mini-Coper Cart Hospitalized children are confronted with a wide range of overwhelming experiences that evoke considerable anxiety and distress that can adversely impact on their adjustment and adherence to treat...

Trinity Coping with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

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Trinity, and 11 year old with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, talks about her coping strategy for dealing with the "What If's" of her cancer treatment. She gives good advice for those of any age in dealing with a difficult sit...

Kirsten Frazier | My Life & AML

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Kirsten, a teenager with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), gives a candid story about her journey in coping with her cancer, hair loss, long hospital stays, etc. She gives others good advice about the importance of not le...

Kirsten Frazier’s End of Chemo Party

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Finishing your cancer treatment is always a time for celebration.  Join Kirstein, her family, friends and staff on 7 West at Norton Children's Hospital as they celebrate at Kirstein's "End of Chemo" party! The Copi...

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...

Pain Game Monster on the Move with Milayzia Shouse

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Milayzia plays 'Monster on the Move," a board game designed to help younger children with chronic pain develop coping skills that improve their ability to function and resume more normal activities. The Coping Cart...

Michaela Nunley discusses Pancreatitis

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Chronic Familial Pancreatitis can be a very painful condition that leads to numerous hospitalizations and procedures. In this video Michaela explains just what pancreatitis is, how it affects your body, and describes ...

Len’s congenital heart condition and The Zipper Club

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Len, a 30 year old survivor of a congenital heart condition, introduces you to the "Zipper Club," a comic book serial series he has created dealing with the lives of 5 kids who meet at "Heart Camp." In the comic serie...

Alissa for Sickle Cell Ambassador

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Alissa, who has Sickle Cell Disease, gives her brief one-minute speech expressing how she would be an excellent "Sickle Cell Ambassador" for the National Sickle Cell Organization. The Coping Cart at Norton Children...

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...

Maddie Overcomes her Choking Phobia

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Maddie is a 14-year-old with Crohn's Disease, who choked on one of her iron pills. This led to her becoming fearful of eating and drinking to the point where she lost considerable weight and it began to impair her hea...

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...

Coping with pain and discomfort – Kids4Kids videos from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

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Kids talk about tips for dealing with pain and discomfort from chronic illness and medical procedures. ABOUT KIDS4KIDS: Children can be the best teachers! Mott Kids 4 Kids videos offer the unique perspective of pa...

Support for families going through treatment – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Families of children undergoing medical treatment often find themselves coming to terms with feeling okay about accepting help and resources. In this video, families of patients from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital talk...

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...

Being a parent of a child with a medical condition – Kids4Kids videos from Mott Children’s Hospital

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Parents who have "been there, done that" share lessons they've learned on parenting a child with an illness or chronic medical condition. ABOUT KIDS4KIDS: Children can be the best teachers! Mott Kids 4 Kids videos...

Aleazia, who has cystic hygroma, and his Make A Wish video

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Aleazia,a 12-year-old-boy with a condition known as cystic hygroma (also known as cystic lymphangioma), made this video in support of his Make a Wish request to meet his idol, Tyler Perry. Aleazia is a creative artist...

Michael’s Burn Dressing Change

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Michael, a six-year-old who sustained a burn injury, shows off his skills at using diaphragmatic (or "belly") breathing, positive imagery, and distraction to cope with the pain and discomfort of his burn dressing chan...

William’s Burn Injury

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William, a 15-year ­old teen, shares his experiences in the treatment of his burn injury, lessons learned, along with his mother¹s suggestions for parental coping in the hospitalization and recovery process. The Copin...

Cameron’s Burn Dressing Change

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Cameron, a five-year-old burned by a firework, describes the good and the bad about being in the hospital and being treated for his burn injury.  He gives other kids tips and reasons for optimism in coming back after ...

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...

Q&A with Austin about his kidney transplants

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The Coping Cart at Norton Children's Hospital is designed to help ease children's stress and anxiety.

Jerrica and Kidney Failure

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Jerrica Kaufman shares her story about coping with kidney failure and her kidney transplant as a teenage girl. The Coping Cart at Norton Children's Hospital is designed to help ease children's stress and anxiety.

Maverick copes with burn recovery

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Maverick, who was burned when an open gas can came in contact with flames, tells his story of hope as he recovers from his burn injuries and gives a word of caution about handling flammable materials.

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...

Acupuncture with Garrett

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Garrett is an 8-year-old-boy with chronic migraine headaches. He and Olivia Mittel, M.D., a pediatric hospitalist at Norton Children's Hospital who is trained in Acupuncture, describe and demonstrate the use of Acupun...

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...

Bella’s Big Doctor Show

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Medical play is just one therapeutic tool that can be used in helping younger children cope with hospitalization and procedures.  In this video, Bella, a 4-year-old cancer patient who was initially highly anxious when...

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...

What is Diabetes?

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Christian is an eight-year-old girl with Type 1 diabetes. She and Dr. Sarah Spurling, a pediatric psychologist, give a kid-friendly explanation of diabetes and how it is managed.

Heart to Heart with Scharnese

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Nine-year-old Scharnese describes her experience of getting a heart transplant and how her life has changed in the process. She tells how her in-hospital “family” helped her feel more “at home” and even some of the fu...

Justin & Isaac Discuss Their Leukemia

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Justin and Isaac, who both have AML (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia), share tips for coping with long hospital stays.

Kira’s Discusses Her Heart Transplant

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Kira is a 13 year old girl with dilated cardiomyopathy, and waiting for a heart transplant.  In Kira's video she discusses her experiences and worries as she prepares for her transplant, including interviewing her mot...

Kira asks what a Pediatric Psychologist Does to Help Kids in the Hospital

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Kira, a thirteen-year-old with a heart condition called dilated cardiomyopathy, turns the camera on Norton Children's Hospital pediatric psychologists Dr. Bryan Carter and Dr. Jenny Petrie and asks what they do to hel...

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.

Gideon Talks About His Experiences With Cancer and Treatment

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Twelve-year-old Gideon talks with pediatric psychologist, Dr. Kyle Bersted, about his experiences with being diagnosed with cancer, getting through treatment, and how the challenges of his illness made him stronger in...