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Hello everyone! My name is Whitney, and I am a student currently seeking to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. I graduated from Grand Valley State University with my Bachelors in Psychology in April 2017, and currently completing a summer child life internship.

I began pursuing child life as a profession after my niece had a tonsillectomy.  My sister mentioned how they had a CCLS help them before and after surgery.  When she told me I should look into it, I got connected with a CCLS working with Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. After gaining more insight and information, I decided I wanted to pursue child life as my career.

I began this blog with the intent to spread more awareness of the field of child life.  Promoting what child life specialists do for children in hospitals through an online blog format can educate parents and caregivers so they have the knowledge of what is available for their child in medical settings.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or comment on posts in the blog! Thanks for visiting!


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