Kids in the hospital have to be brave beyond their years. But luckily, many have special toy companions to help them through scary and uncertain situations.
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta put together a photo series spotlighting eight young patients and the comfort objects they took with them into surgery ― from stuffed animals to blankets to books. These items were with them as they prepared for surgery and right when they woke up from anesthesia.
“Surgery can be an intimidating experience, especially for kids,” a CHOA representative told HuffPost in an email. “Bringing a comfort item from home gives our patients a sense of normalcy and control. And if they forget their comfort item, we provide them with one.”
Keep scrolling to see the eight little patients and their comfort objects.