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3/6/13 -- Words That Heal

3/6/2013
John was at the bedside of an 11-year-old boy at Blythedale Children’s Hospital in Valhalla, New York. The boy was lying down, with a breathing tube attached to a surgical opening in his neck that gave him an airway. He couldn't talk. When John and the hospital’s certified child life specialist first approached the boy, they asked him to raise his hand if he’d like to try some writing. To read the full text, please click here.

The above is an excerpt from a blog produced by Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Holland Bloorview created BLOOM to bring together the wisdom of families – reflected in firsthand columns such as Role Model, Parent Talk and Trailblazer – and professionals in childhood disability treatment, research, real-world programs and education at Holland Bloorview and beyond.
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