Presbyterian Offers Comfort Kits to Children
As any parent of a hospitalized child knows, you look for comfort in any form you can. Hospital stays are scary for anyone, but especially so for children.
At 10 a.m. July 14, 2010, Presbyterian Hospital will begin distribution of Comfort Kits to children staying at the hospital. Kits contain items that make the stay easier, with a star-shaped pillow, a personal name tag, a special bracelet, a classical music CD, and other items that will help transition and comfort each child. The kits also contain a journal to track each child's hospital stay, along with any other thoughts and feelings the child wants to express.
Over 38,000 children in hospitals nationwide have received the kits. Presbyterian will lead the way as the first New Mexico hospital to offer the kits to hospitalized kids.
Local leaders will kickoff kick distribution at Rachel's Courtyard, in the Children's ward of the hospital. Reverend Dr. Pablo Diaz of Guideposts Ministries, which is partnering with Presbyterian and Wings Ministry of Albuquerque, will deliver the Comfort Kits to sick children.
What a welcome addition to our area hospitals.