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Children’s National and My Special Aflac Duck® featured in The Washington Post

My Special Aflac Duck® continues to make impact on pediatric cancer patients across the country during their treatment. Recently, The Washington Post shared the story of 4-year-old Savi Abdallah-Sinha, treated at Children’s National Health System, a member CMN Hospital.

Source: The Washington Post

The article features the many aspects of My Special Aflac Duck® such as helping kids understanding cancer treatments and communicating their emotions.

Joe Bauer, a certified child life specialist at Children’s National said, “It’s always therapeutic. It can be therapeutic to educate a child or it can just be therapeutic for them to play with a duck and not even talk about the medical aspect of things.”

The full article can be found here.

CMN Hospitals fundraising dollars support services like Child Life – a service often not covered by insurance – at member hospitals.

Member CMN Hospitals can register for, order, and re-order My Special Aflac Duck® at