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Staff at the Hampton Inn, southwest location, brought balloons to cheer up patients at Lutheran Children's Hospital.
Professional golfers playing in the Hotel Fitness Championship, Tyler Duncan and Andy Winings, swing by to visit and to give hats away.
John McKay and Everett Smith from 4Another, a nonprofit, visited Lutheran Children's Hospital and brought goodies for patients. 4Another helps raise awareness of childhood cancers and helps fund research. They drive a large, yellow, decorated bus to promote their efforts as the pair runs across America coast to coast. For more information, visit 4Another.net.
Moscow Ballet soloists Mariia Skoruk and Vanessa Hehn made time to visit LCH patients before their performance of Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at the Embassy Theatre that evening. The dancers donned costumes, signed posters and handed out Moscow Ballet bracelets. They even taught a bit of Russian as they chatted with the children and their families.
Corvette club delivery of push cars. The Corvette Club generously donated the push cars and assembled the cars to function as a holder for an IV pole. The cars will be equipped with poles to hold intravenous bags for fluids or medication as the child plays or moves to another part of the hospital. "The ride-on push cars will make it fun and easier to move around as our goal for pediatric patients is to take their minds off of their illness, injury or disease," said Tammy Else, child life specialist, Lutheran Children's Hospital.
Elmo and Grover paid the children in LCH a visit before their performances with Sesame Street Live. Elmo and Grover brought good company and fun time to patients and staff. Many children were excited to play with their favorite characters from Sesame Street.
An area mother of a past pediatric cancer patient and helpers kept the holidays special as they kept her daughter's memory alive by delivering handmade stockings filled with surprises for patients at Lutheran Children's Hospital. Sara Tracey distributed 100 "Jada's Stockings of Joy” to pediatric patients throughout the hospital.
Alyssa, aged 8 from Warsaw, IN, had fun with a visit from Kohl and Kasey the Koorsen fire safety dogs. The dogs not only serve as an ambassador to remember fire safety and security, but also as fun company for many of the children.
An ensemble of Homestead High School singers caroled throughout Lutheran Children's Hospital and the main hospital to spread cheer with patients and visitors. As seen here, the all-grades acapella group began with classic holiday tunes on the second level walkway near the Treehouse elevator in the main lobby.
Fort Wayne Komets not only visited the pediatric patients and families at LCH over the holidays, they even brought gifts. The team hosted a Toys for Tots stuffed animal toss at a Komets game wherein they collected donated animals thrown onto the ice between periods. Several players commented how much they enjoy coming to visit the children and that, "it is one of their favorite appearances to make."
Kingston Health Care. The lion visits with children inpatient and outpatient and delivers a small stuffed lion or a bookmark. The Kingston Health Care lion also had valentines candy for patients, families and staff for this visit.
Three Rivers Visiting Dogs
The Heritage Pointe group-The Warren Tri Kappa sorority-Blank Cloth Dolls
Grandpa Telling Stories