When Anna was an inpatient at the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital, one of her favorite things to do was to wake up in the morning, go outside to the playdeck and read a book or sit on mommy or daddy’s lap and look around. It was an escape from the endless beeping of machines, poking, and prodding. She used to borrow my belt, wrap it around her IV pole and pull it down the hallway, LOVING the fact that the staff was not used to seeing 4 year old pull their own pole and would laugh and make comments to her.
This area provides much needed respite for families and patients. Anna’s Wish decided to ‘adopt’ this area of the hospital and made some upgrades! We had a wonderful staff of volunteers that went each week to maintain what we had done and are looking to do the same thing this year.
Many patients and staff have commented on how beautiful it looked and how appreciative the families were. Anna would have been so proud of this and would be honored to have her name and charity associated with this project. This was one of her favorite spots and now, thanks to her and your generous donations, many families will be able to experience a new and improved playdeck. Thank you so much!