Thank-You from Children’s Patient & Family

April 12th, 2011

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It warmed our hearts to receive the following thank-you note from the mother of a Children’s patient (Maddy, pictured above with therapy dog Sasha):

“I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how much the dog visits mean to my daughter Maddy.   Maddy has been in the hospital for almost 6 weeks now.  It has been very difficult to be going through so much medically and to be away from home and away from her own pets.

She has had many dog visits, and it is hard to express in words how wonderful it is when they come in her room. It really brightens her day. It brings normalcy into her life at a time when things are anything but normal. The dogs are able to turn her mood around instantly. These dogs are so sweet and warm and lovable, and that is exactly what she needs for her recovery.

I really want to thank the owners of these dogs for taking the time to have them trained and certified, and for all the time they take bringing the dogs to the hospital. In these times when everyone is rushing around everyday trying to get so many things done, these wonderful people take time out of their busy schedules to come to visit the children here. It is very obvious what big hearts these volunteers have.

Our family very much appreciates these kind people, these kind animals and this amazing program which has brought so much good into our daughter’s life.

Blessings to you all,

Eileen Hawkins”

We couldn’t express our thanks any better than this!  Thank you so much to all of our dedicated pet therapy volunteers!

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