RANDALL BENTON/rbenton@sacbee.com

Former cancer patient Sydney Stevens, 15, greets Hazel at the retirement party Sutter Memorial Hospital threw Wednesday for its first therapy dog. The Labrador retriever, who will turn 11 on July 4, was the first canine member of the hospital's Child Life team and one of the first dogs in the United States to serve as a full-time staff member at a children's hospital.

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