Healthy Living: PedsAcademy

Parents work hard to make sure their child doesn’t fall behind.

But when a child is diagnosed with cancer or another life-threatening disease, homework is the last thing on their mind.

In Healthy Living we explain how that’s where a first-of-its-kind program comes in.

PedsAcademy is available free of charge to all children up through collegiate studies, whether they’re in Nemours Hospital for days or years.

Not only do patients keep up with their peers, Nickels says that after their six-month program in robotics, students are a grade advanced in mathematics.

Currently there are other hospitals around the country interested in adopting this model in order to have their own PedsAcademy.

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