Hospital Throws Birthday Party for Therapy Dogs

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Patients, families, and staff gathered together today to celebrate some of a Georgia hospital’s most valuable members – therapy dogs.  These guys work hard all year to provide comfort and speed up recovery, and the hospital decided they deserved to have a really fun day all about them.

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When kids at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta may be feeling scared or sad, there is one thing that always seems to help – a therapy dog.  These dedicated dogs help ease young patients, their families, and the staff.

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“… Walking in the room, jumping in the bed with a child, and the child smiles from ear to ear, and the parents will tell you that’s the first time they’ve seen their child smile since they’ve been here,” said staff member Bandi Enlow.  “It’s just an amazing experience to be able to witness those kind of joys you can bring to a family.

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