Friday, February 14, 2020
"Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves." James Barrie
A story about a young man who read to young patients who are critically ill spread quickly on social media last month. If you missed this story, here is the link:
Dane Pratt reads to kids to soothe them and to let them know that they are not alone in Mercy One Hospital in Des Moines. He reads a little extra to a 13 month old patient named Parker who is on life support after contracting two viruses similar to RSV. Parker was a preemie, so her lungs are already challenged.
Dane checks books out of the library himself, but he needs books to read to the kids. I decided to send him GRADY GETS GLASSES, because most kids enjoy rabbits and rhymes! I did not expect to receive a special thank you note for my donation, but one arrived in the mail a few days ago.