- October 14, 2015
- Posted by: Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation
- Category: Media Releases
Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) youngest patients in the Women & Children’s Health Department have once again received a special gift from a group of six generous and talented Chatham-Kent residents. Through a local initiative started in 2011 by Wilma Noordam, children receiving in-patient care at CKHA are given handmade, brightly-coloured, pillowcases to brighten up their hospital rooms during their stay at CKHA.
Wilma and her five colleagues, in partnership with volunteers worldwide from Ryan’s Case for Smiles (formerly known as ConKerr Cancer), have been a part of making and distributing more than one million pillowcases to children receiving in-patient care at hospitals worldwide.
“Through this project, our primary goal is to lift the spirits of children receiving in-patient care at local hospitals”, says Wilma. “When we present the pillowcases to the children and see the smiles on their faces, we know that we are making a positive difference. It is the greatest feeling in the world!”
Pictured: Ruby Preston, Volunteer, Ryan’s Case for Smiles, presents a commemorative one millionth pillow case to patient – Sylvia (four years old), in CKHA’s Women and Children’s Health Department.