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Saint Barnabas Medical Center Holds Teddy Bear Clinic for Children

Parents and children at one of the clinic's play stations. Credits: Cheryl O'Brien
The John La Conti, M.D. Child Life Fund, supporter of the program. Credits: Cheryl O'Brien
Pictured from left: Nahshon Robinson, Lola Robinson, Jalon Robinson. Credits: Cheryl O'Brien

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The Teddy Bear Clinic was held July 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in West Orange. Children between the ages of 4 and 8 brought their favorite stuffed animals to the clinic to learn about medical equipment and procedures in movie-themed play stations.

Melissa Santago, child life specialist and music therapist at Saint Barnabas said of the clinic, “It helps kids feel more comfortable with the environment and overcome their fears.”

The play stations included Camp Rock & Roll, Finding Nemo Nebulizer/Respiratory Care and Monsters Inc. Germ Buster Zone.

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Jennifer Jones, Livingston resident and mother to daughter Lola, 6, and sons Jalon and Nahshon, 16, said, “This is our second time here, and we had a great experience. My older kids volunteer here, and we decided to come back and participate as it’s a great hospital and we always take advantage of the hospital’s services.”

Scott Goldstein, a Randolph parent in attendance said, “It’s a really nice place for kids to learn.”

Juice boxes and sunglasses were complimentary for the children as well as coffee and donuts for the adults.

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