Teen Advisory Committee Meet Our Team

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Linda, Co-Chair

Why did you join TAC?
When I had surgery I saw the fun activities the volunteers and Child Life Specialists did. The activities made me happy and at that point I knew I wanted to give back to the hospital. 

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Stay positive and take advantage of the movies and activities. It makes the time go by faster.

Kate, Co-Chair

Why did you join TAC?
I saw a video about staying overnight in the hospital and I wanted to learn more about what it was or how I could help.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
I think the best thing to think about if you are in the hospital is that there is always a rainbow after the rain and everything really does get better.

Angelis

Why did you join TAC?
I joined to TAC to give back to the hospital and do my best to help those in the hospital.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
If you are in the hospital right now, my advice is to speak up for yourself. Ask questions if you don't understand. It's your body and you should know what's going on. Also, don't be afraid to ask for help in anyway.

Annette

Why did you join TAC?
I wanted to become involved in something at the hospital and meet other teens who are also patients at Boston Children’s.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
The best advice I have for teens in the hospital is to stay positive no matter what!


Ayatte

Why did you join TAC?
I became involved with TAC through my peer leader position at the Adolescent department at the hospital.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Not to worry because they are in the best care here at Boston Children’s!


Bailey

Why did you join TAC?
I joined because I thought it would be fun to connect with other teens and share our input/ideas about how to improve the hospital.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Make yourself at home, give your opinion and bring some food.


Chloe

Why did you join TAC?
I wanted to become involved in TAC in order to help teens just like me and to give back to the hospital for the amazing care they give. 

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Stay positive and never give up! The people at the hospital are here to support you and help you through whatever it is. 

Esther

Why did you join TAC?
I joined TAC as a way to give back to Boston Children's and to be an advocate for other kids. 

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Be a self-advocate and find other advocates. You know yourself and your symptoms better than anyone else. I have found great advocates in my family, my doctors and my school advisor.

Geraldine

Why did you join TAC?
I was looking for opportunities to help the community.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Stay positive and be determined on the future.




Helena

Why did you join TAC?
To be able to give back to the hospital.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Stay positive and do what the nurses and doctors say. The more you do what they say, the faster you will get better and be able to go home.



Julie

Why did you join TAC?
TAC combines my passion in government and interest in helping people with direct results. I love sharing my ideas and find that I learn a lot from my peers. And it's fun! 

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Keep a positive attitude and know there is a great team of doctors and scientists working hard for you - and a group of teens who care greatly about your well-being.

Kiana

Why did you join TAC?
I joined TAC to be surrounded by teens who are interested in the medial field and to help better the medical field for people our age.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Continue to be persistent and determined even though there may be some obstacles along the way.

Kyle

Why did you join TAC?
I joined TAC because the hospital has done a lot for me and I wanted to give back.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Try something new even if it seems like an unfavorable option.



Lamisa

Why did you join TAC?
I wanted to share my voice among other peers to make a difference in the hospital. TAC allows me to bring change and be a part of the healthcare system. 

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Stay Strong. There’s always light shining at the end of the tunnel!

Lily

Why did you join TAC?
I joined TAC to give back to the hospital that did so much for me. 

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Stay positive and appreciate the help you receive from family, friends and doctors.


Oliver

Why did you join TAC?
I loved the idea of a program to give the teens their voice.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Hang in there! You’re in great hands.



Regan

Why did you join TAC?
To help others.

What is the best advice you have for teens in the hospital?
Keep a positive attitude and remember you are not alone.



Sophia

Why did you join TAC?
I would like to be a part of the TAC because of the impact BCH has had on my life. I want to give back to Children’s and being a member of TAC would allow me to do that.




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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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