FHE students help babies, sick kids

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By Kacie Goode

There were a lot of questions about the Norton Children’s Hospital balloon logo Friday morning as students in Amy Brandenburg’s class at Foster Heights Elementary School learned about the hospital in a special presentation.


Courtney Puckett, the development coordinator for the Children’s Hospital Foundation, paid a special visit to the local students to not only educate them about the hospital, but also thank them for a big donation the students had made.

The kids had spent weeks putting together tons of bags for families at the hospital, which included toys, coloring books and other items. Puckett said many of the bags would be delivered to families in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Puckett showed the students some of the small hats and diapers patients of the NICU wear. She also said some of the items would go to patients who were very sick.

The students were curious about the hospital, even asking questions about certain procedures or stating they or someone they know has been a patient there before.

After the presentation, the students helped load up the numerous boxes of gifts for Puckett to take to the hospital.