Hospital school allows kids to keep learning

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Hospital school allows kids to keep learning

Hospital school allows kids to keep learning

The program supports essential care for kids who are sick in Sacred Heart Children's Hospital - and all of the money raised for the cause stays local.

This week on four news now-- we are proud to be partnering with children's miracle network for our superheroes 4 kids week... Every day... The program supports essential care for kids who are sick in sacred heart children's hospital-- and all of the money we raise this week-- stays local... So you're helping kids right here community.

This week-- we're sharing some personal stories of kids who are healing there -- to show you just how important your donations are... School is a major part of every kid's life--so it can be tough when they're taken away from their daily routine.

That's what happens for children at sacred heart children's hospital in spokane-- who can miss days-- weeks-- or even months of school.

But--a unique hospital program is bringing the classroom to those children now..

As ariana lake shows us in this 4 news now exclusive.

1:00:16nats"ásoundálook what i just created, watch!"

Lessons come in many forms--from a math assignment--nats1:00:25 "did you get any of them?"to a crash course in geology ánats him cracking geodáand even-- from a doctor's diagnosis.1:05:39"daxton has brain cancer"at just 9-years- old--dax stanford is fighting for his life.

He's been in and out of the hospital since last october.1:07:38'he has missed a lot of school since he got diagnosed but it's nice to know that this is here and that he's able to continue his education," Yolandathe classroom is coming to him--at sacred heart children's hospital.

1:06:14"it's nice to know that there are resources like this that we can count on," Yolandathe andrew rypien school program is now in its third year of helping kids learn--and have some fun--within the walls of the hospital.

It's free for patients--thanks to local donations--and a grant from the rypien foudnation.

Coordinator maggie rowe says it helps children now-- and in the future.

1:03:20"we know it might just seem like one isolated school year while a kid gets treatment, but we know the ripples from that situation are going to continue long term," Rowe tasia johnson is already thinking ahead to her future--at just five years old.

Ánats with tasiaáonce she beats cancer--she wants to be a firefighter.

1:03:39"because it helps people,' johnsontasia and dax are among more than 15-hundred kids that have been part of this program.

By the end of the day--many of them--learn about much more than science and math.

1:04:45 "we see their moods lifted and we see some friendships building and that's the whole point of this program is to try and help kids feel a little more normal while they're here," Roweal standup because this is a free program--they rely on the community's suppport.

Interested in giving your time to tutor--or buy books and supplies--go to kxly dot com.

Reporting for miracle monday.

I'm ariana lake.

Kxly 4 news.

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