Mission Children's Hospital's Child Life program is the only program of its kind in Western North Carolina. It is designed to ease stress for pediatric patients and their families, making a significant difference every day at Mission Health. Child Life Specialist Julian Cate sees many kids who come through the program on a regular basis. Aviya Baluch, 13, is one of them. "Home treatment is now over the limit, we have to get her here," her father, Issa Baluchm explains. Aviya is back at Mission Children's Hospital to relieve fever and pain stemming from her sickle cell anemia. During each visit, a Child Life specialist works with Aviya to ease her anxieties.