TODAY | September 10, 2013
>>> this morning on our special series hope to it, a movement to help the families of sick children.
>> when faced with tragedy, they often rely on a close network of friends or family to pull them through but when kids experience it it maybe too unbearable to express.
>> we found a group of therapists offering free therapy to add joy back into their lives lives.
>> 10-year-old hannah smith singing like an angel. [ singing ]
>> i dream of being a singer. it makes me feel better. it makes me feel i can share my story with other people.
>> reporter: a story that begins with the fight of her life.
>> they had to do a major surgery on my lung to get the nodules out. you know, the cancer off of them and hi to do another surgery to my leg.
>> she is a very deep thinker that has to process and try to verbalize.
>> reporter: hannah is one of the many children in the st. louis area who are getting free expressive grief therapy .
>> kids play and they do art and they write. and they love to sing. so we're really using what's really pleasurable to children and connecting it to grief therapy .
>> reporter: wings on wheels is a free program which allows han no to keep her close connections to peers despite being home bound.
>> allison thompsons helped her friends personalize a special song and delivered it with love. hope we brighten up your day with love we're sending you this song
>> i like it.
>> you like it.
>> it makes me feel that they're still with me.
>> a lot of families don't have access to expressive therapy and counseling. so the fact that this is a mobile expressive therapy program is really huge.
>> reporter: the proud parents of quadruplets also found comfort and piece through expressive therapy for their family.
>> hayden was the second born. his strength radiated very early on with all of his challenges.
>> reporter: in january, hayden passed away. it hasn't been easy for his brothers and sisters but with the help of therapy they are healing.
>> you know, if they're upset, already in the grieving process, you know, they can say to each other, i'm having spaghetti feelings. i want to play with you but i'm really sad. i don't know -- i don't know what to do. you know? and they can help each other in that aspect.
>> we're really trying to get across to kids that your feelings matter and your loved one matters.
>> i still have my family and friends and i just hope that i help myself to stay active and stay