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A ‘purrfect’ pair: Meet Doernbecher volunteers Huck and Carol

You’ll know Doernbecher volunteer Huck Finn when you see him. Huck is a quiet, laid-back cat with a “checkered past,” according to his owner, Carol Markt. His age is unknown, but Carol speculates that he’s about 9 years old. He had a rough start to life, having been abandoned in an apartment building by his previous owners – if only they knew how much joy he would one day bring to the lives of Doernbecher … Read More

Meet Hope, Doernbecher’s hospital facility dog

“Can I take her home with me?” It’s one of the questions Child Life Program Manager Sandy Westfall hears most often from Doernbecher patients (and, occasionally, employees) when they first meet Hope, Doernbecher’s new facility dog. Below, we answer more questions about the dog who’s bringing hope to our halls, one smile at a time. What does Hope do at Doernbecher? As “chief canine officer,” Hope’s job is to provide emotional support, therapy and love … Read More

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