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Advisory Boards Hem-Onc Teen Board

The Hem-Onc Teen Board was started in 2013 as part of the Hem/Onc Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program with the goal of improving care and support for our AYA patients receiving treatment for cancer or blood disorders.

The purpose of the Hem-Onc Teen Board

  • To provide Children's Mercy with a hematology/oncology focused patient advisory board representing various ages, backgrounds and communities.
  • To give an opportunity for a representative group of patients to express concerns, ideas and suggestions.
  • To have Children's Mercy staff listen and support the board.
  • To give teen ideas to the Hem/Onc AYA Program staff, Children's Mercy Hospital's Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer.

How To Apply

If you are a current or past patient in the Division of Hematology/Oncology/BMT at Children’s Mercy and are between the ages of 13-21, HOT may be a perfect place for you! If you are interested in becoming a member of our Hem/Onc Teen Board, you are the legal guardian of someone interested, or want to recommend a patient, we ask you to please read our bylaws.

If after reading the bylaws, you feel this is a group you are interested in joining, you may print off our Application Form and fill it out. Next you will want to send this to:

Amanda Woelk, Child Life Manager
Children’s Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Thank you for your interest in the Hem/Onc Teen Board. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact our facilitators at any time:

Amanda Woelk, Child Life Manager – 816-234-3702 or awoelk@cmh.edu
Amanda Trout, AYA Program Coordinator – 816-302-6808 or atrout@cmh.edu
Joy Fulbright, AYA Medical Director -0816-302-6808 or jmfulbright@cmh.edu


  • Helped design 4 Henson Teen Room
  • Helped design 4 Henson Teen Unit
  • Provide ideas for quarterly Teenapalooza events
  • Helped with creation of Transition Program video (helped write script and several members were in the video)
  • Helped create Fertility Preservation Educational Handouts
  • Provided meal at Ronald McDonald House
  • Several members participated on Get Well Network design teams
  • Several members participated in KIDS KC
  • Supported/in process of supporting many other projects that impact hospital policies, procedures, and literature


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