No child wants to spend time their summer break at a hospital. But for Reefy, who battles Idiopathic Episodic Colonic Dismotality, a condition that causes bowel obstruction and left her in severe pain, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children became her home in the summer of 2016.


That summer is when Reefy began experiencing symptoms, and while doctors worked to find a diagnosis and eventually provide her with a diverting colostomy bag, she found comfort in the Child Life program. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ funds provide support to the Child Life department which helps patients and their families understand and cope with new diagnosis’ and procedures through medical play, diversionary activities and special events.

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