A Hospital Halloween

A Canadian hospital is helping make the hospital experience less spooky for parents of sick or premature newborns.

Yesterday, I was talking to some friends whose son is in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. According to J.W., they had spent over $60.00 for a Halloween costume for their two-year-old son, M.W. Unfortunately, due to a medical issue that arose on October 29th, the costume had not been worn and remains in its original bag.

Hearing this, I was reminded of an initiative that had been started by two nurses on a neonatal unit. The end result saw babies wearing handmade felt Halloween costumes at a hospital in Edmonton. Click here to read the story.

Eager to Volunteer at 90

Mrs. Mary Margaret Sims turned 90 years old on Saturday, March 26th and is a long-time volunteer in her community. In addition to volunteering for Meals on Wheels, she is also a volunteer at the local cancer society thrift shop. According to Mrs. Sims, “Serving others gives us self-satisfaction…It makes me feel good.” Click here to read the full story.