According to a recent thank you note from McMaster Children’s Hospital, these dolls “help decrease a child’s anxiety and normalize the hospital environment before, during and after tests and procedures.”
A very sick child can feel very alone and afraid. Often they go through invasive medical procedures. Doctors use therapy dolls to explain and demonstrate medical procedures, making sick children feel more at ease. The children then keep the dolls as a special companion. The Dot Gow group meet Thursdays, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm at WS to sew and stuff therapy dolls for McMaster Children’s Hospital. Some come to quilt which covers costs. More doll makers are always welcomed.
Contact: Fern McAndrew