Northwest EMS recently accepted the donation of stuffed animals which will be placed in the ambulances and given to children who are transported by our ambulances.
One of the donations came from a local resident, six year old Violet, who was recently transported by ambulance, not once, but twice, this summer. During one of those rides, the ambulance crew presented Violet with a stuffed animal (a cat). Her grandmother shared that the stuffed animal brought Violet great comfort. “The first thing she asked for when she woke up was her stuffed cat, which she named, Rufficans”. Violet and her family appreciated that the ambulance crews provide the extra comfort to her during a difficult time, and in return, recently donated over 100 Beanie Babies to Northwest EMS.
Violet and her brother, Rowan, visited Northwest’s Elizabethtown station to make the presentation. On hand to receive the donation was Luci DeBord, office manager, and EMT’s Don Snyder and Denise Geib.
Also making a recent donation of stuffed animals was the Elizabethtown Moose Lodge 596. The Lodge donated about two dozen stuffed moose to Northwest EMS during their annual Community Carnival. On hand to assist with the presentation was Tommy Moose. who presented the stuffed moose to Lori Shenk, community outreach manager, Paramedic Curtis Thompson, and EMT Kurry Newman.
Thank you Tommy Moose and Violet!