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My Special Aflac Duck™ Lands at Children’s

Children’s patients received their very own My Special Aflac Duck™ at a playful event Dec. 11.

My Special Aflac Duck is a high-tech social robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement and emotions to engage and help comfort kids during their cancer care.

The program featured remarks by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, Aflac CEO Dan Amos and Children’s CEO Richard Azizkhan, M.D. After a demonstration of the innovative robotic duck, the children were sent on a scavenger hunt that led them to their very own My Special Aflac Duck.

Aflac has invested approximately $3 million into the program to date and has begun to distribute the ducks free of charge, nationwide to children diagnosed with cancer, ages 3-13.