Helping Children Understand What to Expect During Their Hospital Stay

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Patients at Beaumont Children’s Hospital can rest a little easier knowing they’ll have Josh the Golden Retriever at their bedside.  Josh is a plush Golden Retriever that comes with his own easy-to-tote doghouse and a book called “I’ll Be OK.” The book describes Josh’s adventure to getting well and is used to reassure children during their hospital stay and teach them what to expect from their health care adventure.

Ben, Andy and Ann Glime, from the Jaag Plush Toy Company based just down the road in Troy, in partnership with The Josh and Friends Project, recently donated more than 40 plush puppies, books and portable dog houses to Beaumont.  Josh and Friends also partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beaumont’s child life specialists and nursing staff will make sure that Josh is given to children who need special comfort or education.

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