Students Bring Teddy Bears for Patients

Children giving stuffed Animals to WRMC Chaplain D.L. Doc SpurlinMaKenna (right), and Bernice (Center), students at Ascent Children’s Health Services, fill D.L. “Doc” Spurlin’s arms with stuffed animals during a recent donation opportunity. Spurlin, Pastoral Care Coordinator at White River Medical Center (WRMC), accepted the stuffed animals as well as a check for more than $200 for the hospital’s Teddy Bear Ministry. Through the Teddy Bear Ministry, many children who become patients at WRMC are provided with a stuffed animal to make them more comfortable. Ascent Children’s Health Services conducted a penny fundraiser to make their contribution possible. Leaders of Ascent said it was a great opportunity for the children to learn the importance of giving to the community and the children enjoyed raising money and giving stuffed animals to help other children.