Posts By: akunicky

Donate Life. Donate Hope.

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“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.” ― Frederick Buechner, The Alphabet of Grace A very wise nursing instructor once told a class full of graduating nursing students that one of the best aspects of nursing was the opportunity… Read more »

Why I Volunteer

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Ruth Yahr has been serving as a volunteer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC since June 1988.  She spends Wednesdays and Fridays in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit/Recovery Room where she comforts sedated children after surgery at bedside. Ruth often goes above and beyond her duties to help make a patient and family experience… Read more »

Healthy Snacks During Sporting Events

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With spring here, and warmer weather starting to peak, it’s time to start thinking about spring and summer sports for our kids. Many of our children will be involved in sports, especially competing in day or week-long tournaments, so looking for healthy food alternatives are key. Parents need to be looking out for snacks that provide… Read more »

A Place for Sibs at Children’s – National Siblings Day

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When you work in Child Life, you have the best job; you get to have fun almost every day and you make people smile who may not be in the best of spirits under the circumstances of being in the hospital. I personally decided to become a Child Life Assistant because I love kids. I… Read more »

Preventing Window Falls – Window Safety Week

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It’s almost time to open the windows and let the smells of spring into our homes. This is also the time when children are excited to get back outside and discover new ways to have fun. Curiosity draws kids to windows and it only takes a second for a child to fall out of a… Read more »