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Medicine alone cannot heal a child’s heart

We believe that sick kids need to express their feelings, and to heal emotionally as well as physically.  That is why we created the Digging Deep Project—to empower children and teens facing serious health challenges to overcome the emotional burden of their illness or disability by helping them access their own inner strength to live with their health challenges.

Every young person working through significant health challenges has a story to tell.

Storytelling is a way to recover the voice that illness, diagnosis, and treatment have taken away.

Joanna Shapiro, MD

UC Irvine School of Medicine

Founders Story

Latest From The Digging Deep Blog:

5 Things I Learned From My Chronic Illness That I Never Knew as a Nurse

The longer I have had to deal with chronic illnesses, the more I’ve learned about dealing with illness that my education or years work as a nurse NEVER taught me

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About the Digging Deep Blog

Updated every Wednesday, the Digging Deep blog gathers voices of experts, survivors, parents, caregivers and patients to offer information and inspiration for everyone dealing with serious or chronic health conditions.

No Limits for Love

One of the wonderful powers that illness has it that it blurs all of that into the background and brings to light the things that are truly the most important; the love we have for one another.

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