Archive: Nov 2019

  1. This #GivingTuesday Give Like Mikey

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    #GivingTuesday Give Like Mikey: "The best gift that you can get is to give a gift to another person.

    As children across the country dream about holiday gifts and holiday parties, our hearts go out to all the pediatric cancer patients whose holiday will be spent wishing they could feel better. Some are so sick they have to spend their holidays in a hospital room.

    And while most children await the gift-giving season with excited anticipation, when your family is burdened with medical bills, gifts become a luxury that are difficult to afford. That’s why our Mikey’s Wish List and Mikey’s Way Day programs are especially important during this time of year.

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  2. Mindfulness: Mind-Body Therapy

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    Learn How Mindfulness Mind-Body Therapy Can Help Pediatric Cancer Patients

    By: Rachel Baumann, M.A.
    Emily Winter, M.A., S.Y.C., N.C.S.P.

    Mindfulness can help pediatric cancer patients
    “Visualize Your Favorite Place to Be” is a great grounding exercise to use during moments of stress or anxiety.

    What is mindfulness? How does it work? And, how exactly does it relate to cancer care for pediatric patients?

    Mindfulness is a mind-body form of therapy that connects physical health to mental well-being.  It’s a technique in which an individual strives to remain in the present moment, not worried about the future, nor dwelling in the past. Mindfulness helps children (and adults!) remain focused on what is happening in the present: cognitively and emotionally, as well as keeping individuals tuned into their senses. (1)  

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