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Watch: Living with a central venous line (CVL)

A Central Venous Line or CVL is a special intravenous (IV) line that is used in children who need IV therapy for a long time. IV therapy means medicine that is put into the vein. Children's veins may become damaged by frequent, painful needle insertions. A CVL makes it easier and more comfortable for your child to receive medicines such as chemotherapy and IV fluids, or to have blood samples taken.

Learn more from Kathy and daughter Erica’s story of living with a Central Venous Line.

Watch: Living with an ostomy

It takes time to become comfortable with an ostomy. Many questions may run through your mind as you plan the first ventures outside of the home. Can you participate in sports if you have an ostomy?

Many of the same activities enjoyed before the ostomy surgery can be resumed.

Learn more from Alice and baby Bridget’s story of living with an ostomy.