The article is about the Therapeutic Play Program at Seattle Children's Hospital, focusing on animal-assisted therapy (people and dogs working together). My hope is that the article will raise awareness and support for the program.
The two wonderful women I interviewed were great resources, full of interesting information, passion, inspiring stories and great quotes. We met some of the dogs ("pet partners") when Katie was a patient, so it was rewarding to learn more about the program, and the people & pets who volunteer their time to help provide this important therapy. Pictured here is Christi Dudzik of Healing Paws, and one of her pet partners, Teddy Bear.
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Thank you, Smileygirl, for being supportive of the idea of this article!