Everyone is very skilled and knowledgeable and we are confident they know what they are doing.

Andrea, patient's mom

Our pediatrician sent us to Bronson Children’s Hospital in May, suspecting our 3-year-old daughter Kennedy might have cancer. It was terrifying when we learned she had leukemia. We were inpatient for a week at the children’s hospital. It was overwhelming to begin with, but the physicians and staff really did a good job helping me feel comfortable. We’ve processed it and are taking it one day at a time.

The treatment plan is for two and half years of chemotherapy. We come to the Bronson Pediatric Hematology and Oncology clinic about once a week. Everyone has been warm and comforting and they have taken the time to get to know us and answer any questions we have. We’ve met all the oncology doctors and like them all. We feel like everyone is very skilled and knowledgeable and we are confident they know what they are doing.

The staff gives Kennedy space when she needs space, and they are silly with her when she needs to be silly. Music therapy is fun, she thrives on it. It’s fun that there are toys and iPads and other distractions that will help her remember the positive things rather than the challenging things. I think it makes it a more normal environment. When we first came I didn’t think I would let someone else sit with her, but now I could run to the cafeteria and I know it will be ok. We are very thankful that we are able to be here in town and don’t have to travel to receive the care she needs.

 

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