Before leaving the unit Tuesday, Troop 2150 member Jennifer Necker provided pillowcases to the UNM Child Life program to distribute to the children in the inpatient pediatric specialty care unit. Courtesy photo
TROOP 2150 News:
On behalf of Girl Scout Troop 2150 of White Rock, Jennifer Necker delivered more than two dozen hand made pillowcases Tuesday to the University of New Mexico Children’s Hospital Pediatric Infusion Unit.
The unit treats children in need of chemotherapy, infusions of various drugs and blood products and dialysis. Children being treated Tuesday had the opportunity to choose pillowcases from an assortment of holiday and animal prints and bright colors.
Necker was a patient in the unit this fall and saw providing the pillowcases as a way of saying “thanks” for the outstanding care she has received.
Each child was happy to receive a colorful pillowcase to replace the hospital white and showed their appreciation with huge smiles. Parents and children both expressed their gratitude to the girls who made the pillowcases. Troop members who helped create the colorful pillowcases included Jennifer Necker, Jennifer Lee, Mary Grothaus, Tory Hughes, Darcy Turin, Syndey Shelton, Opale Schappert, Ameilia Kirkland and Sara Bulthuis, all students at Los Alamos High School.