Two Local High School Students Provide Care Packages for Patients Spending the Holidays in the Hospital Two Local High School Students Provide Care Packages for Patients Spending the Holidays in the Hospital – Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation

Two Local High School Students Provide Care Packages for Patients Spending the Holidays in the Hospital

In honour of the holiday season, two Grade 9 Students from Ursuline College Chatham decided to spread some cheer among those who will be spending time at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance (CKHA) over the next couple of weeks. Reilly Fitzmorris and Shelbie Coristine prepared several care packages and Christmas cards to distribute to patients in CKHA’s Complex Continuing Care Department, using their own funds for this project.

Each care package includes a variety of items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, unscented creams and bath products, puzzle and colouring books, soft cloth dolls and books with larger print, among many other items – all of which were recommended for patients receiving treatment in Complex Continuing Care.

“We are so grateful for the generosity and selfless initiative shown by these two wonderful young ladies,” says Michele Grzebien-Huckson, Executive Director, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Foundation. “These care packages will provide immense joy and comfort to patients spending time in the hospital during this holiday season and we can’t thank Reilly and Shelbie enough for this tremendous donation.”

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Pictured:  Ruth Leclair, RN & Unit Clinical Leader, Rehabilitation, CKHA; Shelbie Coristine, Grade 9 Student, Ursuline College Chatham; Sharon Lauwers, RN & Unit Clinical Leader, Complex Continuing Care, CKHA, and Reilly Fitzmorris, Grade 9 Student, Ursuline College Chatham.



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