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A Day in the Life: Child Life Specialist March is Child Life Month

Child life specialist Michelle Peterson meets with boy before surgery

As a child life specialist in surgical services, Michelle Peterson starts her day at 6:30 a.m. She and two other child life specialists at Akron Children’s Hospital check the surgery schedule to see if any of the patients have been here before. Today, Peterson sees a familiar name, so she initials the schedule to indicate she’ll work with that family.