How One Special ‘Play Lady’ Brings Joy to Kids with Cancer

Lisa Scherber and team

Lisa Scherber (bottom center) and her team.

“Play Lady” is not a major you’ll find at any college, and it’s not a requirement listed in any job description. But it’s the role that Lisa Scherber was born to fulfill.

For more than 23 years, Scherber, officially the director of patient and family programs, and her small staff have worked to bring smiles to pediatric patients and their families in the Jimmy Fund Clinic. “These kids and their families are going through one of the toughest times of their lives,” Scherber says. “If we can have just a small part of bringing just a little joy to these families, that’s a gift.”

Hear Scherber describe how she found her role as Play Lady and why she loves what she does:

 

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  1. Lisa Scherber and her team are the heart of Dana-Farber — simply the best. Spend just a little time watching them at work, or even just watching this video, and you’ll have an idea why so many patients and families feel that the Jimmy Fund Clinic is a HAPPY place of HOPE they look forward to going, even in the most challenging of times.

  2. Lisa Scherber and her team are the heart of Dana-Farber — simply the best. Spend just a little time watching them at work, or even just watching this video, and you’ll have an idea why so many patients and families feel that the Jimmy Fund Clinic is a HAPPY place of HOPE they look forward to going, even in the most challenging of times.

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