Carmen George

Carmen George

How do they help sick babies get well? With lots and lots of cuddling

Valley Children’s Hospital has a cuddling program where volunteers hold babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Carmen George

Cystic fibrosis patient postpones lung transplant for graduation

Blaire Strohn’s bright personality belies the disease she carries with her - cystic fibrosis - that limits her lung capacity to one-fifth of normal. In a decision she made with her pulmonologist, Dr. David Lee, center director of the UCSF, Fresno cystic fibrosis program, she postponed signing up for lung transplant surgery until after she could graduate from Fresno State.

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Valley Children's babies get loving with tender touch

A special team of volunteers called cuddlers work in the Valley Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit with a simple goal: to provide needed human touch and comfort to tiny patients.
John Walker The Fresno Bee
Valley Children's babies get loving with tender touch 1:29

Valley Children's babies get loving with tender touch

Cystic fibrosis patient postpones lung transplant for graduation 2:23

Cystic fibrosis patient postpones lung transplant for graduation

Cake4Kids lifts the spirits of less fortunate children 2:37

Cake4Kids lifts the spirits of less fortunate children

He's an 80-year-old softball player in a league that's turning 25 1:09

He's an 80-year-old softball player in a league that's turning 25