Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hats for Cancer: The Tour

This morning I donated all of the hats that I made, as well as the ones that were donated, to the David C. Pratt Cancer Center at St. John's Mercy in St. Louis! The David C. Pratt Cancer Center is home to the Cardinal Kids Cancer Center for Children. Donations for this peditric cancer center were made by the St. Louis Cardinals as well as members of the community!

The entire pediatric cancer center was a St. Louis Cardinal theme! They had private rooms for kids to rest, homework areas, play areas, the ceiling changed colors, and a relaxing place for the parents as well! I was amazed by all of the hard work and care they put into this center for the children! While there, the only patient that was there recieving treatment was a two year old boy. He had already lost all of his hair. He was on the hunt for some cookies! So we didn't bother his mission!

After our tour of the cancer center, we were asked if we would like to visit the new Children's Hospital. They took us up to the very private NICU. It was heartbreaking seeing the babies so helpless in their incubaters. After we left the NICU, we headed to another part of the Children's Hospital were the Ronald McDonald Foundation was located. They had plenty of luxuries for parents who spent most of their time there.....food, a place to rest/sleep, a place to do laundry, and plenty of entertainment. While there, a littl boy (maybe about 6 or 7) ran by us....he was playing hide and seek with his dad! They give the children braclets with alarms on them so they can have free roam on the Children's Hospital. We also saw the very large activity room! There was a little girl in there making cookies with LOTS of icing with a nurse for St. Patty's Day!

I'm so thankful for everyone who donated hats! I wish you all could have been there too!

Visit me on Facebook for pictures of my tour!


Thank you to the following people who donated hats for this as well:

Crystal Vogelsang, Amanda Moutos, Selissa Palmer, and Angela Genovese.