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Thank you Altrusa of Chillicothe

The Altrusa Club of Chillicothe has helped make hospital visits brighter for pediatric patients at UnityPoint Health – Methodist. Child Life Specialists serving Methodist pediatric patients were excited to receive such generous recognition, a check for $1,435.00, on behalf of their young patients. Child Life Specialists provide support for children as they undergo medical tests, a procedure, and/or surgery through appropriate medical play and teaching materials. Medical play helps normalize the hospital visit making it a positive experience, helping reduce a child's stress and foster coping. Child Life Specialists also assist the family by providing emotional support, education and advocacy.

The Altrusa Club of Chillicothe, IL, is a member of Altrusa District Six that is comprised of the land of Lincoln: Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. The goal of Altrusa Clubs is to help make communities better through leadership, partnership and service. Thank you Altrusa Club of Chillicothe for all that you do.

In the photo: Jane Funk, Donna Armstrong, Char Williamson representing Altrusa of Chillicothe with Becca Martin, MS, CCLS (Certified Child Life Specialist).