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BC Children’s Teddy Bear Clinic returns after pandemic hiatus

​​​The event, celebrating Child Life Week, gives children a chance to playfully interact with therapies and procedures they may encounter during their health-care journey at BC Children's Hospital.
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Five-year-old Savannah holds the X-ray of her teddy, Pearl.

BC Children's patients and their siblings became stuffie health-care professionals for the day at the first Teddy Bear Clinic held since the COVID-19 outbreak​.

Kids brought teddies or were given new ones to run through the different stations that included an X-ray, blood test, ultrasound, ECG, casts, music therapy and more.

Five-year-old Lily Carlson's teddy bear, named Cutie Bear, had a few procedures .

​“His leg hurt before," she said as Cutie Bear received a cast.​

Four-year-old Theodore said hi to Winston, a BC Children's pet therapy dog.

“I s​ee a whole bunch of red things," said six-year-old Savannah as she examined her teddy bear's blood test.

Ben, 8, drummed with his teddy bear, Petey (named after his favourite Canucks player​ Elias Pettersson's nickname) in the music therapy station.

Patients and their siblings were invited to the event in the Teck​​ Acute Care Centre​. Patients who attended are being treated for chronic illnesses or recovering from surgery. ​

"The Teddy Bear Clinic is about allowing kids to see the​ procedures they may be expecting – in a playful way," says Child Life practice l​ead Gloria Kwong. "It's a real highlight of the year, especially because it's the first Teddy Bear Clinic since COVID-19 hit.​"

Photo L-R: ​​​Child Life Specialists Jackie Nixon, Emily Deimling, Kasia Krasny, Jade Palm, Gloria Kwong, and Tracy Denhoed.​

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