Doggy Daze

Doggy Daze allows children and caregivers to interact with specially trained dogs.

Photo by Justin Veneman

Thirteen-year-old Gloriuna Hamilton visits with her new canine friend, Bailey, during Doggy Daze at St. Jude. The hospital’s Child Life staff members coordinate the activity, which allows children and caregivers to interact with specially trained dogs. Besides fostering sensory stimulation and a sense of normalcy, the program encourages mobility as kids meet their new furry friends.

Editor's note: Gloriuna Hamilton lost her battle with cancer October 4, 2016.

From Promise, Autumn 2016

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