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Dude the Therapy Lab Forms Special Bonds With Methodist Cancer Patients, Staff

Published: Sept. 15, 2022

He’s a therapy dog and brings a smile to almost anyone he meets.

Dude the Therapy Lab and his owner, Linda Norling, have been coming to Methodist Hospital since October 2017. Due to the pandemic, Dude wasn’t able to visit starting in April 2020. However, they resumed their visits recently, meeting with cancer patients in their rooms every week. 

Even if his visit is only for a few minutes, it can make a big difference in how the patient is feeling emotionally. And, as a cancer survivor himself, Dude can relate to what these oncology patients are going through.

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