Children receive ‘Get Well Kits’ from Edwards
IRON MOUNTAIN – Edwards Automotive has set out to make a difference in the lives of children being admitted to Dickinson County Healthcare System.
The dealership is donating 48 “Get Well Kits” displaying a super hero or princess theme to be shared with pediatric patients.
Each box features items such as the book “Peanuts: Be Brave,” a super hero cape, coloring book, crayons, toothbrush, teddy bear, princess crown, and fuzzy socks, to name a few.
“Giving back to our local community is an integral part of our core business,” said Wade Edwards, vice president at Edwards Automotive.
When children are admitted to the hospital, they may be bored or afraid.
“Facing surgery and illness is difficult for children of any age. As a family-run business, we hope these kits can take a child’s mind away from any pain or anxiety and brighten the family’s day,” Edwards said.
Katie Maxon, manager of Business Development, Wellness and Volunteers at DCHS, worked with Edwards to coordinate the donation.
“Oftentimes young children are scared about being in an unfamiliar place with new people, smells and sounds. I believe this will have a positive impact on our pediatric surgical patients and their families.”
DCHS averages 20 children a month for day surgeries.
“We are grateful to Edwards for bringing this thoughtful donation to improve the patient experience in our area,” Maxon said.