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Mission's Children's Hospital is returning to its home at the hospital's Memorial Campus after months of renovations. Improvements to the hospital include upgraded playrooms and support care closer to patient's rooms. The hospital is also more family centered, with areas for families to sleep by patients, so they don't have to feel alone. Hospital officials say all of the changes are centered around better care. Click here to watch the WLOS video.

Seven Highway Patrol troopers played the role of Santa at Mission Children's Hospital Tuesday night, bringing gifts and smiles to children.  Troopers went door to door delivering presents to 16 children in the pediatrics unit.  "Some of these children are stuck here for long periods of time, sometimes over the holidays, and it's just nice to be able to let them know that we support them, we think about them even though we are not here every day," Sgt. Craig Harris said.  Parents of the children in the pediatric unit at Mission Children's Hospital say they are appreciative of the generous visitors.

American Idol winner Caleb Johnson was back in his hometown recently.  He visited Mission Children's Hospital to spend special time with the children. This newly renowned American Idol winner wasn't always a singer. According to Johnson's mom, he expressed an interest in filming at a young age and because of that took filming classes. Interestingly enough, that did not become his career path.  During his senior year of high school, some friends asked Johnson to sing in the school talent show.  When Johnson and his friends came out on stage, Johnson started singing a Creedance Clearwater song.  Johnson's mother Tamra recalls that she looked at her husband and asked him if he knew Caleb could sing.

Medical appointments for little Liam can be taxing, especially for his parents. He has Cerebral Palsy. Liam's father Tristan Arrowood says his family has to work their schedule around appointments. "Either I have to work third shift instead of working first shift, or we have to work split shifts and work two different days." Liam tries new treatments for Cerebral Palsy, and the developmental issues that come with the brain disorder. Now he and other youngsters with C.P. have their appointments fast-tracked and streamlined at Mission Children's in Asheville. Click here to watch the video.  

When my second child was born, my 4-year-old daughter couldn't wait to take on her role as big sister. We had talked during the pregnancy about all the things she could do once her brother arrived, and she was ready to go. Becoming the oldest child in the house is a huge step. It's natural for the first child to feel some jealousy, angst and sadness when a new brother or sister enters the household. Here's how to make the experience a positive one for your older child while fostering sibling bonds and continued family harmony. Read the full story at WNC Parent.  

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