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In a world full of terrible news everyday, from natural disasters to whatever orange Voldemort tweets and does and more, I think it's important to remember to take care of our mental health now more than ever. So I thought we could have a thread with feel-good stories and things to make us smile.

To start off, here is the story of an elderly man who volunteers as a baby snuggler at a NICU, because some of the parents are unable to be there to do that themselves. 

 

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CHOA is such an awesome place, and it's got a lot to do with the awesome staff and volunteers. Because of volunteers there, I have had a comfort dog visit me during chemo, and have had soothing music played during unpleasant procedures. That guy makes me smile. 

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It really does. CHOA is designed for kids, and has an excellent palliative care program that as a terminal patient has helped me a lot. I think all hospitals need a palliative program, as it really does help keep patients sane and happy. 

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