"A Boy Named Finn," a 12-minute video, is a gentle overview of cancer and common
treatment experiences created for younger children. The show fills a need by providing
high-quality programming about a difficult subject.
Finn's story, featuring puppetry, animation, and live action, was produced by KidsHealth
and Little Airplane Productions, creators of "Wonder Pets!" and other award-winning
shows for preschoolers.
Finn Answers Kids' Common Concerns
Finn's story aims to answer common questions and relieve anxiety about hospital
stays, medicine, needles, and being separated from parents. "A Boy Named Finn" was
created with help from pediatric oncologists, child psychologists, social workers,
and other experts in pediatric cancer treatment. We've created a guide for parents
and other adults who would like help using the video with young cancer patients.
But we didn't forget our audience. Finn jokes, sings songs, and does some silly
dancing to keep the mood upbeat and playful. Finn retells his own cancer story, which
began when he was diagnosed at age 4. The show flashes back to that first day in the
hospital and how he adjusted to his stay there and got to know the doctors and
nurses who would take care of him. Finn also shares how he and his family stuck together
and made it through difficult days.
"A Boy Named Finn" was created, in part, by a grant from Hyundai Hope on Wheels®.