Stories From the Heart
If you have a story of how our Marshmallow Launcher and Kelsey’s Krates have positively affected a sick child or family please take the time to send it to us. Your stories inspire others to give from the heart, and when that happens, we know that Kelsey’s Kids will be able to bring more smiles and laughter to desperately ill children.
Posted 6/6/2012 by Sarah Wagner from University of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital, MN
The best intervention I had with the launchers included an entire family. The child was hospitalized for a lengthy time (2 plus weeks) and dealing with isolation to his room due to infection control standards. The family would cram in the small room, curtains drawn, faces of boredom and frustration. Therefore, the first step was making a target (dart board) with the patient. Each circle included a category such as favorite food, favorite doctor, thing I dislike the most about the hospital, what I hate about my illness etc… then each category got a point value.Read The Full Story