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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...

Jerrica – 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 Kosair Children's Hospital is designed to help ease children's stress and anxiety.

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Alissa for 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 Kosair Children...

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...

Michaela Nunley | 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 ...

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,...

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 ...

Georgia copes with Crohn’s disease, Part 2

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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...

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...

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. Watch more videos from Tabitha! Approximately 30,000 people in the United States have be...

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...

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...

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 ...

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. See more videos from Tabitha. What is Cystic Fibrosis Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited disease that causes the body to pr...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. Everybod...

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...

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. Watch...

Kristen talks about losing her hair during chemotherapy.

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Kristen is 18 years old and is on her fourth treatment of chemotherapy. In this segment she talks about what it was like to lose her hair and how she copes with it. Most children with ALL are treated with chemother...

Long hospital stays: What’s it like?

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Kristen is 18 years old and has acute myeloid leukemia. Because of her condition she often has to stay in the hospital for treatment for weeks on end. In this video she discusses what her treatments are like and how s...

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.

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.