Students’ Effort Will Bring Comfort to Children in Emergency Department

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: May 12, 2014

franciscan-students-helping-childrenMembers of the Trinity Lutheran School Junior National Honor Society in Crown Point, along with their moderator, Christine Miller recently donated 135 new stuffed animals to the Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Emergency Department as part of a “Prayer Pals Collection” drive.

Society members, led by president and eighth-grader Noah Wilkes, voted to undertake the project and 15 members collected the toys, all of which were named by the students and given identification tags. The toys will be distributed to children who come through the department, either as patients or as visitors to family members, to help offer comfort in traumatic situations. Among nurses accepting the donation were Joi East and Tammy Kristensen.