Family Thank-You Letter to Children’s Volunteers

April 5, 2012

To Whom It May Concern:

Our daughter, Moriah, is 10 years old. She has been in the Children’s Pediatric Epilepsy Unit in St. Paul, MN for several weeks.

I would like to commend and thank all of the volunteers who have come to our floor and have spent time with Moriah. It has made her days here go so much faster!

Each volunteer approached us with a smile and an eagerness to help us in any

Volunteer Ali McFarland with Moriah and Pat (Moriah's mom)

way we requested. They helped me (Mom) the most by assisting Moriah with¬†homework. Homework with Mom is “old” and “boring.” When the volunteers complete homework assignments with her, she is engaged and eager to please them. Each volunteer has been very patient with her, and has helped her stay on task with her deadlines.

The most valuable asset each volunteer has given Moriah is their time with her. Every time a volunteer approached, it brought a smile from her. They brought her crafts to work on, got her hooked on BINGO!, played games with her, played cards, played Wii, and basically did anything that Moriah asked of them.

Each volunteer spoke with her honestly and intellectually. They brought true friendship and encouragement to our daughter. And, again, they took time from their lives each day to spend time with our daughter. THAT is priceless to us!

We would like to express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude to the coordinating staff, the volunteers, and Children’s Hospital for their dedication to this highly valuable program.

Thank you all!

-Pat and Dean Everson

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