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Children's Hospital Patients Connect with Dogs Through Shared Experience

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“You don’t have to worry about your appearances or the way you look,” 10-year-old Mary Elena says in a video taken at the annual Best Friends Bash on Saturday, where she hung out with Monroe, a dachshund who underwent a full mouth dental extraction. “It’s a bonding thing.”

The annual gathering at Penn Vet's Hill Pavilion gives children who are craniofacial patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia a chance to connect with canine craniofacial patients in an environment where they can be inspired by their similar journey.

The 3-hour event gave the children and dogs a chance to bond.

See adorable pictures from the event on the next page.

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