Trauma dolls

Trinity Textiles class make the news

An amazing group of students from Trinity Christian School in Canberra have been hard at work making and decorating trauma dolls for the pediatric unit at Canberra hospital.

The year 9 and 10 students came up with the idea to do something special for young people who are going through a tough time following the diagnosis of lymphoma of the younger brother of one of their peers. The group of 14 students handed over the trauma toys on Tuesday 4th December at 12 p.m. in the pediatric unit at Canberra hospital. Andrea Clear who is the play therapist at the unit said the dolls would be very welcome. The dolls are given imitation bandages representing the child’s injury and operations are explained to the children via the doll they are given. Anything that brings a smile to the face of unwell kids is a wonderful gift.

See the article in the Canberra Times

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/dolls-put-sick-kids-back-in-comfort-zone-20121204-2atpk.html

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