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"For Addison, it's all about dogs," says her mom, Atria MacLellan.
When Addison goes to the hospital, the pups have to stay behind. It's one reason the art collection at Cedars-Sinai makes their frequent hospital trips a little easier. Addison was born with a number of complicated health conditions, including chronic kidney disease. Atria, Addison and her dad, Darren MacLellan, have been to the hospital often, and they know the art collection well.
"We're going to see the doggies, and the dog prints, and the silly faces. Are you ready to see the silly faces?" Atria often says to comfort Addison during the 40-minute trip to Cedars-Sinai from their home in Arcadia. "Talking about the pictures she loves helps keep her mind busy and distracts her when we're on our way to the hospital."