Ethan and Ben Leigh look at a small green tree frog, which is native to South Carolina.

Coming face to face with an alligator that may one day measure 10 feet long and weigh 1,000 pounds is enough to capture almost any kid's attention. For the children in the atrium of the Medical University of South Carolina's Children's Hospital, it was just the latest in a series of fun, creative activities cooked up by the Child Life team. The 13 Child Life specialists who work there, the only ones in the Tricounty area, are specially trained to help children and families cope with health care experiences that might otherwise be overwhelming. 

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