Volunteers make dozens of “worry monsters” to help ease patient anxiety at HCMC

Hennepin Healthcare Child Life Specialist Katie O’Hearn hands out “worry monsters” to her young patients.

“Kids love it, for starters, it’s kind of like a stuffed animal,” O’Hearn said. “They are adorable and cute and squishy and it’s really easy for kids to use their imaginations and imagine that worry monster gobbling up their worries so they can move on to something else.”