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Diversionary Play

The goal of the Diversionary Play program is to create a fun and inviting environment for the patients and families as they wait to see the doctor.  With this program, kids can enjoy holiday parties, make arts and crafts, play games and enjoy being a kid!

When kids are fun, they relax, their stress lessens and the patients are also more cooperative with the medical staff, making a better experience for everyone.  Want to know more? Here are the answers to our most FAQs.

  • Volunteer Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  • Age Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old

  • Other ways to serve: Make care packages for patients or host a supply drive!

  • Email Ashley@cavettkids.org to request more information or call 405.271.2271 opt.1

Dialysis Rewards

Kids battling kidney disease are forced to lead very different lives.  They have rigid diets (no chocolate or cheese!? Yikes!), physically look different and constantly feel sick.  Dialysis treatment requires a large time commitment and the patients often miss out on school and other social events roughly three days a week.

This can be stressful and complicated for kids to handle so we like to use the power of positive rewards! Through our Dialysis Rewards program, patients can earn "Dialysis Dollars" for taking their meds, following their diets and setting personal goals. The kids can then cash in their "Dialysis" Dollars" for fun things like video games, shopping sprees, toys and other fun prizes!

To donate prizes or to learn more about the program, contact: 

Ashley@cavettkids.org or call 405.271.2271 opt 1

 

Transitions

It’s tough growing up, especially while battling a life-threatening illness.  The goal of Transitions is to equip older teens, twenty-somethings and camp alumni with the tools they need to succeed as they transition into adulthood. The format and content of Transitions is meant to be flexible and easily adaptable to the needs of participants.

 

Therapy Dog Visits

Well-trained and thoroughly screened handlers and their animals can benefit the health and well-being of people in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, retirement communities, rehabilitation centers and many other facilities.

Research shows that positive interactions with animals increase endorphins, oxytocin, prolactin and dopamine. These are the hormones associated with blood pressure regulation, pain relief, stress relief and joy. Visits from therapy animal teams can normalize stays away from home for hospital patients, improve motivation to participate in treatment protocols and lessen worry, anxiety, unhappiness and pain.

 

Leadership Program

“Great leadership arises out of great conflict.” – J.M. Burns

Cavett kids are well-acquainted with hardship and the difficulties life can bring. The incredible thing is this – those same experiences are fertile ground for extraordinary leadership! This camp is formatted like training and development workshop, but with the added bonus of a pool party and cook-out here and there.

 

Leadership Camp includes a variety of activities that emphasize communication and public speaking skills. Campers not only gain confidence, they also learn to effectively share their story in meaningful ways for the purpose of leading and benefitting others. This approach to leadership is rooted in such depth it regularly transforms the lives of everyone around them.