Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Oopdoo Hug

It seems like almost every day at my home someone gets mildly hurt. Injuries range from a stubbed toe, bruise on the knee, tummy ache, or a case of the hurt feelings.

For some unexplained reason, my girls love band-aids (I've started to hide them on a shelf way up high) and ask for them repeatedly. In fact, one of the first words my one year old learned is "ouch".

In my opinion, band-aids are expensive to use if your not really bleeding (or "blooding" as my 4 year olds says), and let's face it, not all boo boo's bleed. The Oopdoo hug is a brilliant product, created by a clever mom, that fixes and sooths all imaginary, or not so imaginary, aches and pains.

What is a Oopdoo hug? Well, its a super-soft Polartec fleece wrap in a shape of a bandage! The inside of the oopdoo has a giant pocket where you can hide a hot or cold pack for extra healing.

We've been using our oopdoo as a special blanket that we only get out if we're feeling low or need a little comfort while resting. It's a great alternative to medicine, and teaches kids that not all ailments need to be treated with medication.

Buy it! The oopdoo hug can be purchased online. It comes in many fun designs ranging from solids, prints to textures. Prices range from $20-$25. The oopdoo makes a really cleaver get-well gift for both young and old.

Win it! We're giving away 2 oopdoo hugs!

First giveaway: Leave us a comment letting us know who you want to give a oopdoo hug to and why. We will randomly choose a winner and send an oopdoo hug to the person of your choice!

Second giveaway: Sign up for the oopdoo newsletter on their website (home page, upper right hand), come back here and leave us a comment letting us know you signed up.

Winners will be randomly selected October 13th, 2008.

102 comments:

  1. I want to give my daughter Hannah a an Oopdoo Hug. She is the MOST accident prone child I have ever seen/known. She is always covered in bruises and has already broken her arm and had a cast--she is only 6. She is also OBSESSED with bandaids so I am always hiding them. This would be PERFECT for her!!

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  2. I would love these for the kids. They're wide enough that they actually fit like a hug and I love that you can insert a cold pack or warm pack inside. Fantastic!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
    Elizabeth

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  3. I would love to give my son Mason an Oopdoo Hug. Whenever he gets hurt he always asks for a kiss and a bandage, even if it's just a little bump. I can always manage a kiss, but he just takes the bandage right off. This would be a great gift for him!

    itsahumanzoo@hotmail.com

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  4. Oh my goodness! This is just a thing for my 2 year old! He loves loves loves band-aids and always makes up "owies" just so he can get one! This is going to be so perfect for him!!!
    I signed up for a newsletter as well!

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  5. I would give my daughter Katherine an Oopdoo Hug. The last few months have put her into an emotional tailspin: we brought her new baby brother home from the hospital, we went on several vacations which threw all routine out the window, daddy was home for a month on sabbatical from work then started traveling again frequently, she started preschool, she is turning 3, and she has a mommmy dealing with all of that too! Needless to say she could use a hug and it would save me from wasting bandaids on imaginary booboos that crop up when she needs attention.

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  6. What a fun idea! This might work well for my son... so far he doesn't get bandaids... :)

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  7. That is the cutest idea ever. I would give it to my daughter because she's becoming a very accident prone toddler and would really benefit from something as cuddly yet practical as this.

    3kidsnus at gmail dot com

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  8. I want to give my three year old an oopdoo hug. She has been having some hard days since her daddy has been Deployed and she needs some extra loving. And it would save me from buying hello kitty band-aids in bulk! the oopdoo sounds great.

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  9. Don't all kids love band-aids. My 13-month-old also LOVES blankets and I'm sure this would be no exception. She recently learned how to walk and shes been having all kinds of bumps.

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  10. I'd like to give this to my son. He is always wanting a wash cloth to make him feel better. This would be great! =) Thanks.

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  11. I'd love to give one to my nephew, for extra comfort!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  12. I would give the oopdoo hug to my girls, they both get bad growing pains in the middle of the night, like last night and anything that gets them back to bed so I can sleep at night would be great

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  13. I'd love to gift one to my SIL as my nephew certainly looks like the type that would really use this very soon! :) Thanks!

    bunnybx at gmail . com

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  14. I would give the Oopdoo Hug to my little guy, who is always getting bumps and bruises.

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  15. I would love to give an Oopdoo Hug to my daughter. She has a blood disorder than makes her immune system not as strong as it should be, so she gets almost every "bug" or "icky" that goes around. This would be a great comfort for her.

    Lindy
    wagner503@roadrunner.com

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  16. I just signed up for the newsletter!
    Thanks
    Lindy
    wagner503@roadrunner.com

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  18. For my daughter. She loves wearing band aids

    luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

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  19. I would give this to my 2 yr old..she is at that imaginary "it hurts" stage where owies just appear out of nowhere and disappear just as quickly. I'm sure she'd like this!
    teriannm@gmail.com

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  20. I would love to get this for my daughter she is so tall for her age and seems to trip over her limbs and injured all the time. Would love to give her this hug to make her feel better!

    ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

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  21. Ooo... I would love to use this with my classroom. I'm a teacher in an elementary school so I see TONS of boo-boos everyday!!
    jennyglover0302@yahoo.com

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  22. angelina115@hotmail.com

    My son would like this.

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  23. my friend is a teacher for first grade..can you say boo boos everyday
    3beez at bellsouth dot net

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  24. I would love this for my daughter. Thanks for the opportunity! jenn

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  25. I would love this for my grandkids. i could give them a big Oopdoo Hug to take away their boo boo's. How wonderful! Thank you so much!

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  26. my child would love this. i think he will be thrilled to know a hot or cold pack can go in there.

    texan_michael(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  27. I would give this to my sister for her new baby! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  28. I would give it to my nephew, to help teach him empathy.

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  29. I would give it to my little boy! He ALWAYS has a "boo-boo"!

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  30. What a fun idea! This might work well for my grandkids. Thanks!!


    stampnsark@aol.com

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  31. I would love to give an OopDoo hug to my 3 year old--she would love something like this, and I would too!

    ignoramoose (at) gmail (dot) com

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  32. My best friend has five kids.. three of which are boys who are always getting hurt. I think they could use a huge bandage.. who knows maybe we can get all five in it? :)

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  33. I would love this for both of my boys. I think my oldest would especially like it since he tends to have "boo-boos) often that are not really anything.

    Thanks for the great giveaway.

    the_angel_forever at yahoo dot com

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  34. I would love to give this to my daughter Kelsy who could sure use an Oopdoo - she is another that has so many boo boo's!

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  35. I'd give this to my niece, she's going to be having surgery in a few weeks and this would be neat to give her.

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  36. this sure is creative. and it would save us on having to buy bandaids all the time!

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  37. What a great idea. I want to give this to and my 7 year old son, who always comes home with cuts and/or bruises or my 1.5 year old who surely will have some scratches and bruises in the future!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  38. I've signed up for the newsletter.

    ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  39. Oh how clever, I would give this to my son. He is Band-aid mad!

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  40. I would love to win this and keep it at my sister in laws house! Two of my kids have gotten stitches over there!!

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  41. I would love this for my daughter. She isn't at the accident prone stage yet, but I'm assuming from her parents history that she will be :)

    mathbook28 at gmail dot com

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  42. I would love one for my daughter. She is teething (molars) and you can't put a band-aid on that! I think she'd like it.

    the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

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  43. I would love to win this for my accident prone nephew. This would be perfect for him.
    livlifelov at yahoo dot com

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  44. I would love an Oopdoo Hug for my son who has spent more time in the E.R. than most paramedics.
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  45. Subscribed to their newsletter
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

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  46. I subscribed. These things are such a great idea.

    the_other_alice_(at)yahoo.com

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  47. Hello! What an adorable idea. Kids love band aids to make them feel all better. This c"Oopdoo Hug" could really do the job. I would love to win one for my nephew's Christmas gift. Please enter me in your drawing! Thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  48. I am a subscriber to their site. MAny thanks for the chance to win a fun prize. Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  49. I'd have to give it to my son. That kid get more bruises and dumps than any kid I know.

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  50. My son is as clumsy as his mother and he needs all the help he can get.

    hetz-junk(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  51. I would give the Oopdoo Hug to my little girl Eliza. I always want her to feel comforted even when she is feeling icky.

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  52. I would give this to our daughter's 4 year old namesake to remind her that Angel Sarah is always watching out for her and giving her hugs, especially when she has an owie! (Angel Sarah was a preschool teacher) Thanks for the opportunity.

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  53. If I'd already won this, I would have wrapped my daughter in it tonight. She had a tummy ache and it would have made her feel better.

    reg8w@aol.com

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  54. I'd like to have this for my son. He's obsessed, as only a toddler can be, with boo-boos, real and imagined. I'm running out of band-aids.

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  55. What a cute idea! My 3 year old thinks every scratch or bump needs a bandaid. This would be great!

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  56. my kiddos or anyone that is over when they get a booboo

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  57. I would love to give one to my daughter. She gets hurt all the time!

    mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com

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  58. I would give an Oopdoo Hug to my granddaughter Allie....she broke her arm this summer and just got her cast off.

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  59. I would love to give this to my oldest son because he is SO my child! We trip over EVERYTHING! My youngest would like it too he is obessed with band aids!Thank you for the chance to win such a cute gift!

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  60. Ive signed up for the newsletter! :)

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  61. I would give it to my husband. He is going through PT for a recent back injury and is very down that he can't play basketball...maybe this would cheer him up?

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  62. We have a cement floor in our kitchen, dining room, and hallways. Even though my kids are good walkers we always seem to have one fall or something everyday that requires them to sit still with some ice on some part of their body. This would help them sit still for sure!

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  63. I would give this to my adorable nephew - so he would feel secure whenever he trips or something.

    applez_55 at yahoo dot com

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  64. I love this!! Great idea and I know any age would love this HUG!! Count me in to win ,I want a hug

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  65. I want to give my 6 year old son, Jazz an Oopdoo Hug. He is recently totally into skateboarding!!!

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  66. I'd love to try this at my school with some of our students who have sensory needs. Many of them like to be "squeezed" when overwhelmed and this might be a nice alternative. m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  67. my son would love this he has a ratty ole blanket he likes to lay with but i want to take it to the dump

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  68. my nephew is a major drama "queen" when it comes to hurting himself, maybe this would help
    mom2maria at hotmail dot com

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  69. Now that is a GREAT idea. My three year old is always asking me for a bandaid and I have the same requirement that you do - there must be BLOOD! :-)

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  70. I visited Oopdoo Hug and signed up for their newsletter for a second entry!

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  71. would give to my little boy to soothe his owies!
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

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  72. I would give one to my brother for his kids and one for my kids. I like that they can take a hot and cold pack.

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  73. I would like to give this to my son who is 7 and always asks for bandaides and then 10 seconds later rips them off.

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  74. I would give an oopdoo hug to my goddaughter. She gets crying by loud sounds like my dog barking and this will help quiet and distract her.

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  75. I'd like to give the Oopdoo Hug to my son Johnny. He's playing football this year and getting banged and bruised. He rolled his ankle last night and this sure would have helped! Thanks for the chance to win!

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  76. I signed up for the newsletter!

    seeryusfam@msn.com

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  77. i would give an one to my daughter. she just learned how to run and is always falling down and coming to me for comfort.

    specialk.roxygirl@gmail.com

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  78. I would give it to my grandson who is always asking for a bandaid.
    clenna@aol.com

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  79. My partner would love this as he gets a sore back and could tuck a heat pack in there!
    Thanks
    mountaingoats at hotmail dot com

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  80. My twin sons would love this. They're really into bandaids!

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  81. I would like to give my mom an oppdoo hug! She is single and living 400 miles from her only daughter and 2 grandsons. I know it breaks her heart (and a band-aid can't fix that!)I think it would be great for her to wrap up in and feel the boys love even at a distance. What a great product, thanks

    smcnair@neo.rr.com

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  82. My son and daughter would love this.

    =) melanie
    http://melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
    melanieadey at hotmail dot com

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  83. Wendy at Babies Gotta Have ItOctober 9, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    I would give this oopdoo hug to my baby daughter! She's just started walking and the boo boos are starting to come! Thanks for a great giveaway!

    babiesgottahaveit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. These are the neatest things. I have 4 kids (ages 5-18). I've had to ration band-aids, as the 5yo once thought they looked great...one on EVERY tile in the bathroom. Today, though, I would give it to my son. He had surgery today and is hurting a lot more than he thought he would. Even though he's legally an adult, I don't think an oopdoo from mom would be too embarassing, do you? ;)

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  85. My nephew would like one of these. Thanks!

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  86. I would love to give an Oopdoo hug to my 4 year old son. He's so full of energy, which leads to a lot of bumps and bruises. I would love to have something to comfort him with. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  87. I'm on their mailing list too! Thanks!

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  88. What an absolutely brilliant idea! My kiddos also love bandaids. Do they come in adult sizes? Some days I need a big hug too! :)

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  89. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  90. I would give an oopdoo hug to by baby girl she is always getting bumps and bruises.

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  91. I would like to give my five year old daughter an Oopdoo Hug when she falls off her bike (trying to learn without training wheels!)

    Thank you for the great giveaway!
    foxsquirrelrabbit(at)gmail(dot)com

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  92. I would give the Oopdoo Hug to a friend that has a young girl!! What a good inventive creation!
    Thank you!
    baileybobby6(at)hotmail.com

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  93. I would love to give this to my daughter who is 17. She is still a little girl at heart and over the past week has lost 80% use of her left hand. She is in and out of MRI's and the neurologist and this would be wonderful to give to her so she can take with her to those scary appts.

    Thank you!

    LilithSilvermane@gmail.com

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  94. This would go to ALL my daughters (15, 5, and 1 1/2). They all love bandaids and could wrap each other in this all day long.

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  95. I would love to give one of these to my son who is living with his father. We are in a horrible custody battle and he is the one who is suffering. This would be a great way for him to feel wrapped in my love and know that i will ALWAYS care for is boo boo's.

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  96. I'd give this to both my daughters. When they get sick or get a boo boo medicine and band-aids always seem to make them feel better so this would be great.

    Thanks.

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  97. I also signed up for their newsletter with my yahoo email.

    Thanks.

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  98. My 2-year-old daughter isn't quite the most graceful kid either and could definitely use an Oopdoo Hug to make her feel better when she hurts herself.

    Thanks!
    xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

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  99. I'd love this for my BF with three little girls! They need a hug and since my friend believes in all-natural remedies this would be perfect

    carynluvsnursing at yahoo dot com

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  100. I would give this to my grandson who is just starting to play sports and gets his share of aches and bruises

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

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  101. I would love to give one of these to my son! It would be such a great comfort to him when he's hurt or upset!

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