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Surgery Tech Turns Kid's Casts Into Works of Art at Seattle Children's

Surgery Tech Turns Kid's Casts Into Works of Art at Seattle Children's

Any time any kid has to get a cast, it's a dark day. Seattle Children's surgical tech Cyndy Gluck makes those days a bit brighter by making tiny works of art to customize casts. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Yandow says the entire team is focused on the art of healing. "It's all about the child. When we started doing things where we were decorating casts, everybody started adding their own pieces of things to make it better for the kids,” said Dr. Yandow.

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