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Faith inspires Nemour's child life specialist, Miss Joli
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Faith inspires Nemour's child life specialist, Miss Joli

Faith inspires Nemour's child life specialist, Miss Joli

Faith inspires Nemour's child life specialist, Miss Joli

"Amazing. Super duper cool. Any words that you would think of as being cool, is what Miss Joli is."

That's just one of the many ringing endorsements from current and former patients about Joli Craver, who goes simply by Miss Joli.

She's a Child Life Specialist at Nemours Children's Specialty Care and she works with kids as they go through cancer treatments, which can be a scary time for everyone involved.

"To help, to me, that's just basic." Craver says.

Patients and their families say she does the job with such happiness, you can feel her presence when you walk into a room, as she greets everyone with a big smile and a warm hug.

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Dealing with cancer and heavy emotions can be tough, but for Miss Joli a key piece of staying motivated and optimistic every single day is her faith.

Craver says, "Faith is a big part of my personal life. It helps me and I think it helps a lot of us to get through."

And that's why Miss Joli tells us she likes to wear a small cross bracelet around her wrist to remind her about what's truly important.

"I can see it everyday and the families can see it. Maybe it will bring comfort to some."

As for the future, she's not ruling out doing her job for the next few decades.

She jokes, "I'm going to have my walker. And I'm gonna be like 'I'm coming. You got the light toys?'"

And it's clear everyone she comes into contact with would be more than OK with that.

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