Partners in Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck is Helping Kids With Cancer

Partners in Purpose: My Special Aflac Duck is Helping Kids With Cancer

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Partners in Purpose: @Aflac's "My Special Aflac Duck" comforts children undergoing #cancer treatment http://bit.ly/2Hhnm19 #tech #innovation #robotics
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 4:15pm

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On average, children with cancer will spend 1,000 days undergoing treatment. Knowing this can be a scary and difficult time for young patients, Aflac partnered with Sproutel to develop "My Special Aflac Duck." The duck is designed to be a comfort and help children share their emotions. The robotic companion recently earned SXSW's People Choice Award in the Robotics & Hardware category in addition to previous accolades from TIME Magazine and Engadget. 

These ducks are provided free of charge to hospitals for children 3 and older who are going through treatment.

Read the latest about this initiative here.
Video produced by Kate Finegan