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Wish List: Hematology/Oncology

The Pediatric Hematology / Oncology Division at Golisano Children’s Hospital treats patients with cancer, blood disorders, bone marrow failure and immune deficiencies. A music therapy program is housed in this division to help children cope and recover emotionally and mentally as well as physically. Most of the items the division has requested on the wish list are instruments for therapy sessions. If you would like to make a contribution toward purchasing an item below, press "Click to give" and edit the information in the "Gift amount" section.

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3/4 Size Electric Guitar & Gig Bag The music therapy program offers therapeutic playing and learning opportunities to patients being treated at GCH. This instrument will be utilized by the music therapist to teach younger/smaller patients how to play the electric guitar. It's smaller size makes it easier for a patient with smaller hands to hold and play successfully. Patients benefit from the use of live music playing, as mastering an instrument provides a sense of accomplishment and pride. $140
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Apple 64GB iPadwith Wifi (2) The music therapy program provides individuals and group sessions to pediatric patients of all ages and diagnoses. The iPad is innovative technology that would enhance the quality of services by allowing the music therapist and/or interns to work with patients at the bedside to create musical projects (music videos, recording original songs) while also storing sheet music and music files. $770 each
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Remo Sound Sparkle Shape Ocean Drum The sparkle shape ocean drum is a rhythm instrument utilized by the music therapy program during group and individual sessions. It's unique sound and visual beauty make it very appealing and it is a popular choice for the children. $28
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Remo Ocean Drum (2) The ocean drum is a rhythm utilized often by the music therapy program during group and individual sessions. It's unique sound and visual stimulation make it very appealing and it is a popular choice for the children. $15 each
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Hand-held Brass Cluster Chimes (2) The music therapy program uses rhythm instruments with patients during individual and group sessions to provide developmentally appropriate sounds stimulation. This instruments is especially popular with children who enjoy tactile musical experience. $35 each
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Roland Micro Cube Guitar Amplifier and Speaker Cable (2) The music therapy program offers therapeutic instrument playing and learning opportunities to patients being treated at GCH. These amplifiers and speaker cable will be used with our electric guitars in order for patients to hear what they are playing. The amplifier/cable will also be used by the music therapist during performances, such as during the yearly Pediatric Memorial Service. Their small shape make it easier for use in small spaces in the hospital. $175 each
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Memorex CD-R Recordable Discs (100 Pack) (2) The music therapy program provides services to patients of all ages and diagnoses at GCH through individual and group sessions. The music therapist often provides CDs to patients, including relaxation music, recordings of original songs created by the patient, or their "life soundtrack"- songs that are meaningful and important in their life, as a way to cope with hospitalization and/or diagnosis. The music therapy program also uses copies of CDs as a lending library as well. $33 each
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Musician's Gear Deluxe Dreadnought Gig Bag (Guitar Case) The music therapy program uses guitars during most individual and group sessions, that are transported and stored in carrying cases that allow for the music therapist to carry additional musical instruments/books/equipment at the same time. These cases allow for the guitars to be stored in a way that prevents dust accumulation as well. Currently the program needs a bad for a guitar without a case as well as a replacement bag for one that is damaged due to long term use. $33
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Mini Cabana The mini cabana is a rhythm instrument utilized by the music therapy program during group and individual sessions for drum circles and musical improvisation. It's unique sound and texture make it ideal for sensory stimulation and it is a popular choice for the children. $29
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Frog Maracas The music therapy program uses animal-shaped instruments during individual and group sessions with our younger patients. These instruments are an excellent resource for use with popular children's songs, adding a familiar visual stimulation for our littlest patients. $13
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Guitar Bare (3) The guitar bare is a tool that allows for individuals with physical limitations to successfully play the guitar by attaching to their hand with a Velcro strap and playing the chords for them. This tool will be helpful in teaching any patient that would like to learn how to play the guitar, despite their physical or cognitive limitations. The music therapy program uses therapeutic instrument playing as a way to provide patients with a sense of control and autonomy, while also providing opportunities for self-expression. $20 each
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Animal Tambourine
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The music therapy program uses animal tambourines during individual and group sessions with young children. These instruments are an excellent resource for use with popular children's music and are a favorite amongst our littlest patients. (walrus, penguins, bear) $13 each
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Jensen Portable Docking CD Music System for iPod (black) (5)

The music therapy program provides music for patients to listen to throughout the day as a means of coping with hospitalization. Additionally, patients may practice music-assisted relaxation techniques taught to them during individual sessions. These portable boom boxes are used often to help children, adolescents and their families cope with long hospital stays. The new boom boxes would also allow for patients to be able to listen to their own personal iPods/mp3 players while also re-charging them- a necessity for today's teen! $55 each
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Kiser Quick Change Guitar Capo (6)

A guitar capo is a tool that can be used to quickly change the pitch or key of a song. This allows the guitar player to be able to play songs that are written in harder keys or have difficult chords to play. The music therapy program uses guitars with patients allowing them to learn how to play in their hospital room. $22 each
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Animal Jingle
Frog and Monkey (9)

The music therapy program uses animal jingle bells during individual and group sessions with younger patients. These instruments are an excellent resource for use with popular children's songs and are a favorite amongst our littlest patients. Their unique design allows for easy holding by small hands. $18 each
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"The Road I Followed" Books (29)

This is an end of life resource for adolescents. This book assist patients facing end of life issues in making decisions, coping and finding meaning in their journey. This book allows patients to record memories, wishes, and messages that will aid their caregivers in ensuring that their teen's wishes and goals are met, and preserve their teens thoughts, hopes and memories for a lifetime. This book has been known to give families the tools to speak about topics they were once afraid to address and the language to do so. It opens the door for meaningful discussion, breaking through barriers of fear and silence that often plague families who are caring for a dying child. $33 each
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Adult & Child Sea-Band (39) Nausea and vomiting are common and unpleasant side-effects of chemotherapy that can continue for a number of days. Sea-Band is clinically proven to reduce nausea and vomiting symptoms. Sea-Bands use the principle of acupressure to prevent and relieve nausea. They are a knitted elasticized wrist band, which operates by applying pressure on the Neil Kuan acupressure point on each wrist by means of a plastic stud. Because the bands do not use drugs, they do not cause any of the side effects associated with anti-nausea drugs and can be worn on each wrist whenever a patient feels nauseous. The Sea-Band would be offered to our pediatric Hematology/Oncology patients as an additional way to fight nausea and vomiting. $22 each
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Working Through Grief Self-Care Handbook (40)

Working Through Grief is a handbook on grief for families who have lost a child at Golisano Children's Hospital. This will be useful for following up with families as it provides education about the grief process and can help to normalize their reactions. It has a section specific to loss of a child and very specific information about grief, such as how to deal with the holidays and ways to work through grief. The bereavement coordinator would use these booklets to mail out to families or to bring with her on her home visits. $20 each
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