The Kids Embracing Life (KEL) Program helps children, teens, and young adults learn more about the hospital, health care professionals, tests, treatments, and procedures. All of this can be uncertain and scary for young patients who are concerned about their health and the medical care they receive. Written by kids for kids, our goal is to help others feel more comfortable with the where, who, what, and why of being in the hospital.

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All of our content is reviewed by licensed and board-certified medical doctors, many from Kaiser Permanente Medical Center at Santa Clara. Remember that the information on this site is for educational purposes only. Always contact your personal physician about diagnoses, treatment options, and specific medical advice.

This website was created as part of a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Project by Kendall Lee. To learn more about our panel of editors and this project, check out the About Us page.