This is David. David was playing with his siblings when he fell and broke his femur. He got to spend 4 weeks with us, stuck in his bed, as his leg was in traction to get the bones to heal. If you were a 3 yo kid and had to sit or lay on a bed for 4 weeks - you would probably go crazy, or drive your mom crazy. David's mom did a great job of trying to entertain him and I would talk to him about Noah's ark above his head and see which animals he knew, and would get him puzzles to do - but that didn't keep him occupied that long. One day I went to our storeroom and found a Children's Activity Pack and brought that to David. David was all smiles and the next number of days he was showing me all the different pictures he colored and was playing with his cars. It didn't occupy all his time, but it sure helped.
This week, I had 5 kids who were 3 and up who are on the ward and who will likely be there for 1-2 weeks due to their illness, I went back to the storeroom and found more activity packs and had some happy kids. It doesn't take much, but can be a great way to help the kids who get to be in the Hospital for more than a night or 2. If you want to help, just follow the instructions below:
Collect the following and put in a 2 galloon Ziploc bag:
- Coloring Book
- Box of 12 or 24 crayons
- Writing Notebook
- Small toy - hotwheels car, a ball, other
- Pencil and Pencil Sharpener
- Other??? - up to you
3282 Miller Court
Medford, Oregon 97504
- Put Children's Activity Packs on the Outside of the Box
They will be put on a container and sent to Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, where we will be able to keep future David's occupied while they spend a few days with us. Thanks in advance.