Such fun having Sporting's Seth Sinovic, Soony Saad & Tim Melia stop by for an afternoon of crafts and games! When in doubt, more glitter!!
This supportive and interactive workshop is designed to help children with chronic or recurrent pain, and their caregivers, learn strategies to better manage pain and improve day-to-day function.

Kids will connect with peers who also have pain, learn mind-body strategies for managing pain and pain-related stress and develop an individual coping plan for improved pain management.

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Today, the Starr Women’s Hall of Fame at UMKC celebrates our founding sisters, Alice Berry Graham and Katharine Berry Richardson, and the lasting impact they've had on Kansas City and generations of children. Learn more about these remarkable women here and help share their stories.

Strong women make us all stronger: Starr Women’s Hall of Fame at UMKC celebrates sisters who founded Children's Mercy
Did you know March 19-25 is National Poison Prevention Week? As moms, most of us carry our purses with us wherever we go. We might place it on the floor or on the back of the chair when we get where we are going. Have you ever stopped to consider the things that you carry in your purse every day that might be dangerous to your child? Check out this great poster from our friends at the...
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THANK YOU to Big Jay, Baby Jay, KC Wolf and our friends at Mascots for a Cure for sharing powerful, inspirational messages - and a rocking dance floor! - with our kids today! You can catch a glimpse of the fun today at 4 p.m. on KCTV5.
Did you know that our Center for Sports Medicine at Children's Mercy treats athletes through college? Dr. Kevin Latz and his team are passionate about following athletes through their entire athletic career, so being the health care provider for the NAIA tournament made perfect sense. β€œWe already take care of this population in clinic," he said, "and we are happy to provide a much needed...
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Everyone wins as our Center for Sports Medicine partners with the NAIA
THANK YOU to the CMH Brigade!!! Before they marched in today's St. Patrick's Day parade - they visited with our families!!! Music, leprechauns and heroes from the Kansas Guard, KC Police & KC Fire!!! #StPatricksDay
So what exactly *is* Child Life? Learn more here and see why we're so excited to celebrate Child Life Week!

Happy Child Life Week!
Thank you, Lewis Rice, LLC, for supporting Children's Mercy for more than 16 years! We truly appreciate how much you care about the kids in our region and we are humbled by your long-standing community support. #ThankfulThursday
Savannah Harris, a 6th grader at Smithville Middle School, was inspired to raise money for Children's Mercy by a friend who had a long stay at the hospital. She decided to hold a bake sale in her neighborhood and ended up raising $93.27! She wants the money to go to Physical Therapy in honor of her friend. Thank you, Savannah, for caring so much! #ThankfulThursday
Thanks to everyone who stopped by last night for the Small Change - Big Difference coin drop-off event! It was great to see so many kids, and adults, add their change to the jar! To get a piggy bank of your own or learn how you can get involved, visit
We can't decide which is better - Janel's kind note or Kaelyn's sweet smile - so we'll just love them both equally:
"Thank you so much for the top of the line staff," Janel wrote. "From the cafeteria workers to the facilities team cleaning up, doctors and nurses and everyone in between. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My daughter came there by ambulance Sunday and we went home...
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SMURF along with me! THANK YOU Brainy Smurf & Smurfette for visiting with our families today! So many smiles and surprised faces, both young and not so young!
We can't wait for more information about this year's Big Slick Celebrity Weekend! Make sure you follow Big Slick KC and have signed up for their email list, so you don't miss any updates!!
Bandages, blood draws and consults with our wonderful doctors and nurses! This afternoon we celebrated Child Life week with a Teddy Bear clinic. Each bear now has a proud new owner, and a complete work up!
It's Child Life Week! Whether through playgroups or preparation for procedures, our Child Life Department provides services to make the hospital experience easier and more comfortable for patients and families. Here's a glimpse of just a few of the ways they help:
Hope to see you all today at Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas for our Small Change - Big Difference coin drop-off event from 3 - 6 p.m. Don't forget, everyone who drops by will be eligible to win four tickets to the March 18, Sporting Kansas City game. You can save time by signing up in advance here: See you soon!!
See how our Fetal Cardiac team, and a checklist they created, are helping families find answers - even before their babies are born:

Fox 4: Children's Mercy checklist for infants with cardiac concerns becomes a national resource
"It was truly priceless to our family... we hope it works out for many more families to have a second wish in the future." Read more about Olivia's Sporting Wishes trip to Disney World and to the beach:

Kansas City Star: Girl who loves unicorns, hates cancer is first to receive second wish from The Victory Project
We love these pics! Quinn's parents shared these before-after photos after she underwent an innovative presurgical process - Nasoalveolar Molding (NAM) - with Dr. Heather Hendricks, our craniofacial orthodontist. Children's Mercy is the only hospital in the region to offer NAM, which helped Quinn prepare for surgery with Dr. Shao Jiang. Speaking of preparation, Quinn's parents met with our...
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