BALTIMORE - Most people dread going to the hospitals, especially the emergency room. When it's children who are the ones rushed to the E.R., it can be scary for a child and a parent.
Fortunately, Johns Hopkins Children's Center has people like Divna Wheelwright. She is a child life specialist. Her job is to communicate and advocate for the child. Child life specialists are trained professionals with expertise in helping children and their families overcome life's most challenging events. That can be tough in the E.R. because of factors like age and injury.