They may be Small, but they are Mighty. You Don't Have to be Big to be Strong. | The Momma Diaries

Saturday, April 2, 2016

They may be Small, but they are Mighty. You Don't Have to be Big to be Strong.

This post was sponsored by Floating Hospital for Children as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. Thank you for supporting brands that support my blog.

You all know I'm from the New England area. I grew up in Rhode Island, and I now live in Connecticut with my little family. When you think of New England, what's the first city that comes to mind? For me, it's Boston. Well-known sports teams. Its distinct history. Countless tourist attractions. Incredible medical care. Boston is truly the heart of New England. I feel very fortunate to live so geographically close to some of the best doctors and hospitals in the world -- especially in regards to my children. 

We all know that hospitals and doctors appointments can be scary for children. The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center is a program committed to establishing a child-friendly environment to help kids feel safe and strong, when they might otherwise be scared. They do this by offering courage in the forms of entertainment when a child is admitted to the hospital, or at a clinic visit.

The Toughlings are a group of animals, whose mission is to remind patients that they ARE big and strong. Each Toughling celebrates the kind of courage and strength that helps the children take on whatever challenge might come their way. 

The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center #Toughlings #IC
Pet therapy dogs are another way Floating Hospital offers entertainment for their children. Pet therapy dogs have always fascinated me. One day, this is something I would love to be able to do -- work and train with a dog, and then allow my dog to help others. Mini-horses also visit the impatient floors monthly. Now that sounds pretty cool!

Child Life Services, originally initiated in 1948, help children deal with the stress of hospitalization through play. Play is a vital component of children's lives, and Floating Hospital recognizes that. Because of the importance of play, it is incorporated into the child's daily routine.

I encourage you to watch this empowering video, created by Floating Hospital, to promote a unified message, You Don't Have to be Big to be Strong. 

Powerful, isn't it? It truly captures such a beautiful message. 

Floating Hospital is dedicated to patients being seen quickly, no matter the time of day. By achieving this, they offer these following advantages:

  1. Pediatric Emergency Department - Floating Hospital's dedicated pediatric emergency department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It provides a child-centered environment, featuring a play area waiting room. Its five dedicated rooms are specifically suited for children.
  2. InQuicker - For non-life-threatening emergencies, InQuicker allows parents to check-in for an estimated treatment time, allowing families to wait in the comfort of their home rather than an ER.
The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center #Toughlings #IC
I think that statement beautifully captures Floating Hospital's message. You can stay updated with The Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center by clicking here, as well as visiting them on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Due to my dad's recent passing my grandsons are very afraid of hospitals. They think if you go to one you either are going to die or are close to dying. Even though we have explained to them that that is not what happens in a hospital they still don't believe it because that is all they have ever seen happen at hospitals. this sounds like a great program and would help ease the mind of little ones like them.


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