1. To prepare a child for surgery.
    2. To address a child’s fears and concerns.
    3. To support a child who’s had a traumatic experience with a hospital.
    4. To provide age-appropriate education for a new diagnosis.
    5. To teach a child coping and relaxation techniques and provide a distraction during procedures.
    6. To introduce a child and family to the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah at Memorial University Medical Center.
    7. To provide developmentally appropriate preparation for treatments and procedures.
    8. To provide emotional support during stressful times.
    9. To support siblings and family members during hospitalization.
    10. To provide fun and developmental play during a difficult time.
    Contact child life services at the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children's Hospital of Savannah, 912-350-2445.