Chemo Duck Helps Kids Get Through Chemotherapy

Chemo Duck Helps Kids Get Through Chemotherapy

helping children through chemotherapyI think the only thing more frightening than hearing the words “You have cancer” is hearing that your child (or any child for that matter) has cancer.  To help parents prepare their children for chemotherapy treatments and eliminate fear of the unknown, Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program was born. (BTW, this program was created by the parent of a pediatric cancer survivor.)

How does Chemo Duck help children through chemotherapy

Chemo Duck is an adorable, stuffed yellow duck dressed in blue hospital scrubs with a bandana around its head, a chemotherapy port on its chest and an immobilizer on its arm.  This soft, cuddly pal that helps children role play while learning what to expect during cancer treatment.  Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program also comes with a bilingual book & DVD detailing how to best use Chemo Duck as a teaching tool as well as tips to help parents navigate throughout the first weeks of treatment.

 

Many hospitals and pediatric cancer centers use the Chemo Duck Program for their young patients and families.  See below.  And if your children’s hospital is not listed, talk to them about this program.

  • Alabama
    Children’s Alabama
  • Arizona
    Diamond Children’s Hospital – Tuscon
    Phoenix Children’s Hospital
  • California
    City of Hope
    Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital
    Kaiser Permanente
    Santa Barbra Cottage Hospital
  • Colorado
    Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation – Denver
  • Connecticut
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
    Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital
  • Georgia
    Aflac Cancer Center
    Backus Children’s Hospital
    MCGHealth Children’s Medical Center
  • Florida
    Baptist Children’s Hospital – Miami
    Childen’s Hospital of SW Florida
    Chris Evert Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale
    Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami
    Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville
    Nemours Children’s Clinic in Orlando
    Nemours Children’s Clinic in Pensacola
    Pediatric Oncology Support Team at Dana Farber Cancer Institute
    Shands Children’s Hospital at University of Florida
    The Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida
    St. Josephs Children’s Hospital
    Wolfson Children’s Hospital – Jacksonville
  • Hawaii
    Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
    Tripler Army Medical Center
  • Idaho
    St Luke’s Children’s – Boise
  • Illinois
    Children’s Hospital of Illinois – Peoria
    Comer Children’s Hospital – University of Chicago
    Lutheran General Children’s Hospital
    SIU School of Medicine – Springville
    University of Illinois Medical Center – Chicago
  • Indiana
    Riley Hospital for Children
    Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
    Memorial Hospital – South Bend
    Lutheran Children’s Hospital
  • Iowa
    The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    The Heart Connection – Children’s Cancer Programs
    Blank Children’s Hospital
  • Kentucky
    Kentucky Children’s Hospital – Lexington
    Kosair Children’s Hospital – Louisville
  • Louisana
    Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
    Kid’s Specialty Center at Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Maine
    The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital
    Eastern Maine Medical Center
  • Maryland
    Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
    University of Maryland Hospital for Children
    John Hopkins Hospital
  • Massachusetts
    Mass General Hospital – Children Cancer Center
    Dana-Farber Institute-Jimmy Fund Clinic
    UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center
  • Michigan
    Beaumont Children’s Hospital – Royal Oak
    Bronson Children’s Hospital – Kalamazooo
    Children’s Hospital of Michigan
    C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital – Ann Arbor
    Helen Devos Children’s Hospital
    Hurley Medical Center – Flint
  • Missouri
    Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation – St Louis
    Children’s Mercy Hospital
  • Minnesota
    Children’s Hospital and Clinics
    Mayo Eugenio Litto Children’s Hospital
    University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
  • Nevada
    Children’s Specialty Center – Las Vegas
  • New Jersey
    Tomorrows Children’s Institute
    Goryeb Children’s Hospital
    Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
    St. Peter’s University Hospital
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • New York
    Albany Medical College
    Children’s Hospital of Montefiore
    Cohen Children’s Medical Center New Hyde Park
    Hassenfeld Children’s Center
    Kravis Children’s Hospital at Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn
    Vassar Medical Center
    StonyBrook Medical Center
  • North Carolina
    North Carolina Children’s Hospital
    Presbyterian Blume Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Clinic
    Brenner Children’s Hospital
    Duke Children’s Hospital
    Children’s Hospital of Eastern North Carolina
    Mission Children’s Hospital
  • Ohio
    Children’s Medical Center of Dayton
    Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Oklahoma
    The Children’s Hospital at St Francis
  • Oregon
    The Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel
  • Pennsylvania
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
    Geisinger
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Lehigh Valley
    St. Christopher’s
    Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital
  • South Carolina
    Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital
    Children’s Hospital of GHSUMC
  • South Dakota
    Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls
  • Tennessee
    Children’s Hospital at Erlanger
    East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
    Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Texas
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
    Children’s Blood and Cancer Center
    Medical City Children’s
    Driscoll Children’s Hospital
  • Utah
    Primary Children’s Medical Center – Salt Lake City
  • Vermont
    Vermont Children’s Hospital
  • Virginia
    Inova Fairfax Hospital for Children
    University of Virginia Health System
    Naval Medical Center
    Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health Systems
  • West Virginia
    Ruby Memorial Hospital
  • Washington
    Madigan Army Medical Center
    Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation – Tacoma
    Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital – Spokane
    Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Wisconsin
    American Family Children’s Hospital
    Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
    St. Vincent Hospital
    Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  • Washington, DC
    Children’s National Medical Center
    Georgetown University Hospital
    Walter Reed Army Medical Center

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