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Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams at Beaumont Children's

The Beaumont Children's Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI, created a special program to bring holiday light and cheer to the hospital's pediatric patients. The program is called Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams, and at 8 p.m. on every evening in December, community members shine flashlights up toward the hospital's windows, where children are waiting to flash them back. "Many children are unable to leave their rooms and can feel isolated in the hospital as the rest of the world continues without them," Beaumont Children's Child Life Supervisor Kathleen Grobbel said. "With the help of the community, we can make sure they go to bed with smiles on their faces."

ACLP President Speaks at the 2017 RARE Patient Advocacy Summit

ACLP President Eileen Clark, MSM, CCLS recently spoke at the 2017 Global Genes RARE Patient Advocacy Summit. The annual summit brings together rare disease patients, caregivers, and other stakeholders and provides an opportunity for those working toward eliminating the challenges of rare diseases to celebrate and learn from each other. Eileen participated in the Coping with a Long-Term Hospital Stay session.

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