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Celebrating Christmas in July

POSTED BY: Megan Satterwhite

When little Kylie wasn’t gaining weight, she was admitted Florida Hospital for Children where she stayed for the next two months. Being hooked up to machines meant little playtime outside of her crib, but a few days before leaving the hospital, Kylie was able to make her very first trip to the playroom.

“It was amazing to see her be able to do that, to see how much she’s grown and progressed. Just being able to play with her was incredible,” says Kylie’s mother Christa.

Christmastime brings an abundance of toys and books to Florida Hospital for Children. But Santa’s bag starts running low this time of year, and we need your help! Celebrate Christmas in July with a gift today. Your generosity provides much-needed toys to our littlest patients!  

P.S. You can also shop our Amazon Wish List!


Child Life Specialists

Toys are delivered to our littlest patients through Child Life Specialists at Florida Hospital for Children. Child Life Specialists work with each family individually to ensure each child’s developmental, emotional and psychosocial needs are met during his/her stay. In partnership with generous people like you Child Life Specialists help children adjust to the hospital experience and decrease stress and anxiety through a combination of activities and learning experiences utilizing toy donations.

To learn more about the many aspects of Child Life Specialists click here.