Thank you for celebrating Child Life Professionals Month with us!
To finish off the month, we are highlighting Krista Perez, CCLS, CPH, a friend of Candlelighters and Child Life Specialist at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus!
Krista has been heavily involved in research and work groups to alleviate stress and increase self-efficacy in the medical setting. She continually pushes boundaries creatively in order to enhance psychosocial interventions to individuals affected by hospitalization. Currently, Krista works in the Cancer and Infusion Center at TCH West Campus and specializes in the areas of intensive care, trauma, palliative care, and chronic illness.
Krista told Candlelighters, “Child Life existed in my heart before it existed in my world. While training to be an elementary school teacher in my undergraduate pursuits, I learned about Child Life while volunteering at Paul Newman’s various Serious Fun Network camps for children with serious and chronic illnesses. I had always felt while selecting the right major there was something a little more unique where I belonged that combined teaching, the arts, and pediatric medicine. Once I was immersed in volunteering at a hospital, I knew I had finally landed on my dream job! So I gave it my all to enter the profession and ten years later I am still doing what I absolutely love!”
Thank you Krista, and all of the amazing Child Life Specialists out there, for the wonderful work you do with pediatric medicine! We are so grateful for you all!
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Through our Go Serve Big mission statement we are on a quest to raise $10,000 for Candlelighters! For 32 years, Candlelighters has served all children with cancer and their families at every stage of their journey.
This year, we’d like to give even more!
We are on a mission to raise $10,000 for Candlelighters! For 32 years, Candlelighters has served all children with cancer and their families at every stage of their journey.