Jess Murray has been a Child Life Specialist at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital for five years and has been part of the Hope for Henry team since 2013. Jess pursued a background in psychology after knowing she wanted to be a child life specialist at a young age. As a child, Jess’s sister was in and out of the hospital and as difficult as that was for Jess and her family, her memories are overwhelmingly positive because of the impact wonderful child life specialists they met during that time. Jess believes that the Hope for Henry programs provide an escape from the normally mundane, scary hospital life and allow hospitalized children to be normal kids who do normal kid things, like attend a movie night or trick-or-treat on Halloween.