CLIMB program helps children cope with loved one’s cancer

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KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – The Kettering Cancer Center held a graduation ceremony Wednesday for children who completed their CLIMB program. The six-week course is designed to help kids ages 5 to 12 cope with a loved one’s cancer diagnosis using both therapeutic discussions and activities.

“The kids have grown so much in these six weeks. They started out just a little bit shy, and we do have children from 5 to 12, that’s a pretty big age range. But they have just blossomed,” says Medical Social Worker DeAnn Gallatin.

 The CLIMB program began in 2001 when it was launched by the Children’s Treehouse Foundation.

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