Celebrating Easter through Acts of Kindness
March 30, 2012
Mercy Magic, Mercy’s award-winning group of volunteers made more than 50 Easter baskets for Mercy’s pediatric home care patients and their siblings. Pictured from left are Kaleigh Phillips, Robin Fitzhugh, Kristin Phillips, Debbie McManus, Tina Simone, and Cohenm B.(sitting).
Girl Scouts donated 52 boxes of their famous Girl Scout cookies to Mercy Medical's pediatric patients, which were enclosed in this year’s Easter baskets. Pictured from left are [front row] Hannah E., Danielle P., Katie G., Tevara D and Evelyn W.; (Row 2) Mary Elizabeth R., Katie F., Ava A., Eleanor Lily W., Caroline G., and Morgan B.: and (Row 3) Josie M., Riana G. and Maeve A.
This year, Mercy Magic Volunteers with the help of local Girl Scout troops, helped bring the joy of Easter to many families in our community. Generous local troops of Girl Scouts donated 52 boxes of their famous Girl Scout cookies to Mercy Medical's pediatric patients. The cookies became the perfect addition to the traditional Easter baskets made by Mercy Magic, Mercy's award winning volunteer group of women. Each year Mercy Magic generously donates their time, talents and funds to make sure all the critically or terminally ill pediatric patients of Mercy home care receives a custom made basket filled with lots of goodies including stuffed animals, candy, games, art supplies, stickers and crafty activities and made with love. This year's donation from the Girls Scout troops, ages 5-12, exemplifies the Girls Scout’s motto ‘to build girls of character who make the world a better place.’ What a wonderful way to celebrate the Easter season. Mercy Magic made more than 50 Easter baskets for Mercy’s pediatric home care patients and their siblings.
Since 1998, Mercy Medical’s pediatric home care has served more than two thousand critically ill children. It was the first and one of the only programs in the area that solely focused on delivering home healthcare, palliative care and hospice care to children up to 18 years of age in Mobile and Baldwin counties. The program helps children with chronic illness needing close monitoring, medication administration, care of infusion catheters, wounds, failure to thrive and other treatments. A registered nurse, trained in pediatrics provides treatment and educates the family about medications, diet, and the emotional effects of a serious illness of a child.
For more information about volunteering or making a donation in support of the pediatric program, call the Development Office at 621-4884 or visit www.mercymedical.com.