Starbright Organization has prepared a series of "videos with
designed to help teens and preteens understand what it's like to be ill
and hospitalized. The three currently available for kids with
medical problems (and their parents) are "What am I-Chopped Liver?:
with Your Doctor", "Plastic Eggs or Something!?: Cracking Hospital
and "Back to School". These videos show teens discussing their
and solutions for living with serious medical illnesses and for coping
with hospitalization and returns back to school. The teens in the films
are actual patients, not actual actors, yet their enthusiastic
in lively discussions of the issues is Oscar caliber. They've 'been
'done that', and are interested in making the hospital journey
return to school an easier one for you. It's nice to know that you
alone, isn't it?
for you! Just
And if you have diabetes, you qualify for a free CD-ROM game about how to handle it all. Just call the same number and tell them who you are!
800/315-2580, extension 3
And here's a page where you can order any of the following videos...for free... if you happen to have these medical conditions (sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis or kidney disease) or if you need blood tests, medical imaging, IVs, bone marrow aspirations & biopsies or spinal taps.
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from Starbright, an asthma CD-ROM Game: Quest for the Code! Cool,
huh? Give them a call and order your free copy! Available in English
Spanish, it features an all-star celebrity cast, and includes a Parent
Guide. 800/315-2580, extension 3
Last updated: March 2, 2008