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Student Spotlight: Clara Henley with the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

If you were to sum up your placement in one tagline/movie quote/song title, what would it be?

We’re in charge of the fun here at Children’s!”

What is one piece of advice you would give your pre-practicum self?

I would tell myself to save money beforehand so I could spend more time focusing on my practicum, friends, and family, instead of working two extra jobs outside of my practicum

Describe your most meaningful experience so far:

The most meaningful experience I’ve had so far was getting to see the gratitude and relief on a mother’s face when I sat with her daughter for a little while so she could go get something to eat. It felt like such a small task for me, but through our conversation and how many times she said “thank you” to me, I could tell it was a very big deal for her.

I realized that tiny things for me can make a big impact on the families and patients here and that is something I’d love to be a part of for the rest of my life.