Bears and Blankets in the ER

Some very talented and caring young ladies recently made a special donation to the Emergency Department. The young women of the Nevada Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints attended a youth camp over the summer in the Lamoille Canyon area of Elko County. In addition to hikes, campfires and plenty of pranks, project leader Kim Howell said about 60 girls and their chaperones also made time for service, sewing 87 bears and 26 quilts that could be donated to children who find themselves in the ER. The bears are filled with split corn, which can be microwaved for warmth or tossed in the freezer to create a cool-pack. The hand-tied quilts are a perfect size for little people. Each is made of different bright colors and soft fabrics—something that brought a flurry and oohs and aahs from ER staff members as they accepted the donation. This is the second time the youth group has made a donation to the ER. At the girls' camp two years ago, they produced a sloth of stuffed felt bears, also meant for children in the ER. We express our gratitude to this group for their kind service to the ER. A cute bear or a soft blanket will go a long way toward helping one of our young patients feel comfort and peace.