Therapy dogs help siblings of ill kids

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SIBSPlace, a free program established by South Nassau Communities Hospital to help the siblings of children affected by illnesses, held a Valentine's Day party complete with therapy dogs.

Children read a Dr. Seuss book to Mowgli,
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Children read a Dr. Seuss book to Mowgli, a therapy dog from Bideawee, during the SIBSPlace Valentine's Day party in Hewlett. (Feb. 14, 2012)

Bideawee brought toy stuffed dogs for all of
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Bideawee brought toy stuffed dogs for all of the children who attended the Valentine's Day party at SIBSPlace in Hewlett. (Feb. 14, 2012)

SIBSPlace children presented therapy dogs with bandannas during
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

SIBSPlace children presented therapy dogs with bandannas during the organization's Valentine's Day party in Hewlett. (Feb. 14, 2012)

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Ziggy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel-shih tzu mix,
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Ziggy, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel-shih tzu mix, enjoys a reading from a Dr. Seuss book during the SIBSPlace Valentine's Day party in Hewlett. (Feb. 14, 2012)

Children read a Dr. Seuss book to Mowgli,
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Children read a Dr. Seuss book to Mowgli, a goldendoodle therapy dog from Bideawee, during the SIBSPlace Valentine's Day party in Hewlett. (Feb. 14, 2012)

Emma Mohammed and her daughters, from left, Brianna,
(Credit: Mary Kate Mahoney)

Emma Mohammed and her daughters, from left, Brianna, 8, Faryal, 12, and Jenna, 10, attended the SIBSPlace Valentine's Day party in Hewlett. (Feb. 14, 2012)

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