Spreading Christmas Cheer At T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

While Christmas is generally a private occasion for family members to spend with their loved ones at the hospital, Christmas Eve lends the opportunity to spread some holiday cheer to patients at T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.    

 

Earlier today, motorcycle engines could be heard several blocks away as approximately 20 members of the Unwanted Motorcycle club pulled up to the entrance of Children’s Hospital to deliver teddy bears to the patients.

  The club members also presented a check for $6,650 to Children’s Hospital.  For ten years, the club has supported the hospital through teddy bear deliveries on Christmas Eve and raising money with their annual poker run event. 

 

Not only were there motorcycles and bears at Children’s Hospital, there was also a visit from one of the hospital’s pet therapy dogs.  Sherry Gish, brought her 11-year-old standard poodle, Cleo, to visit some of the patients.  Cleo is certainly not new to the hospital.  After 8 years of visiting patients, she definitely knows her way around the hospital and is always ready to provide some much needed comfort to those who are missing their own pets during their hospital stay. 

 

Officials said, "The staff at Children’s Hospital wants to thank everyone who has supported Children’s Hospital this year.  Your contributions to the hospital’s services and patients help to make this season bright." 

 


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