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Hospital program offers brain exercises for patients

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Aeden Valera, 9, celebrates during a game of Solar System Bingo in the Brain Station program at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Carrie Shiraki-Sakaino, educational liaison with Kapiolani’s Child Life Services, allows Elan Gandauli, 17, to select the next word during Solar System Bingo. Also pictured are Aeden Valera, 9, right, volunteer Taylor Sinn and Devin Luga-Benedicto, 10.

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children created the Brain Station program in January 2016 for patients with life-threatening illnesses that require long hospital stays. Since then about 465 young patients have been served by programs that engage their minds and provide therapeutic activities. Read more

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