Tatumn's Treehouse gives back, helps valley kids

A new place to play, thanks to one little girl.

- A new place to play, thanks to one little girl.

"There's so many other kids fighting big battles here that we saw while we were here," Charity Carr said, "We just wanted to do something special for them. We wanted to give them something that gave them a little big of hope and encouragement in the time that they're here."

Tatumn's Treehouse is named after Charity's daughter, 8-year-old Tatumn, who's a former cancer patient and is now doing much better and giving back.

"It's amazing," Tatumn said. "I love the little squirrel over there. I didn't recognize it, but my mom figured it out."

The playroom gives kids a chance to be a kid again and leave their hospital room.

"A playroom is key for our children because so much of what they're experiencing is in their hospital room and on their hospital bed and we want for them to get out and not be stuck in their room," said Sandra Marken, nursing director at Banner Health Cardon Children's Medical Center.

Having a fun place for kids helps their chemotherapy treatments and recovery time go by a little quicker.

"It makes me really happy," Tatumn said.


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