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Diaphragm Breathing & VCD – D’Andrea

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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...

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 ...

Burn Injury – William

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William, a 15-year­old 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 Co...

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...

Aleazia’s – Make a Wish

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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...

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...

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...

Pain Game | 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...

Thomika – 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...

Kirsten’s Frazier 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 Kosair Children's Hospital as they celebrate at Kirstein's "End of Chemo" party! The Copi...

7 WEST Harlem Shake

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While being in the hospital can be stressful, the patients and staff on & West at Kosair Children's Hospital have found a way to break through the monotony. The Coping Cart at Kosair Children’s Hospital is desi...

Kirstein Frazier | My Life & AML

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Kirstein, 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 l...

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...

7 WEST Music Video

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Children on the Pediatric Oncology Unit of Kosair Children's Hospital (7 West) show their love and appreciation for the quality of care they receive from their physicians, nurses, child life workers, music therapists,...

Mini-Coper

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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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Justin shows how to check his insulin

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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...

Georgia deals with Crohn’s disease, Part 1

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Georgia is 14 years old and has Crohn's disease. In this video, which is part 1 of 2, Georgia answers the question's of 'what is Crohn's disease?', 'how did you learn that you had Crohn's disease?', 'what was it like ...

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 ...

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...

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 abnorm...

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 ...

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...

Deontay talks about his treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma

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Deontay has Hodgkin lymphoma cancer. Is this segment he talks about getting his treatment at Kosair Children's Hospital and the things that he enjoys while being at the hospital. Hodgkin disease, or Hodgkin lymphoma, ...

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...

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 fro...

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....

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...

Ashley talks about how she deals with ulcerative colitis

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When was the last time you had a stomachache? It's normal for all kids to get bellyaches once in a while. But some kids get bad stomach pain...

Hayley & cystic fibrosis

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

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.

Seth & cystic fibrosis.

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

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...

Hannah & ulcerative colitis

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