Oak Grove resident collecting snacks for Blair Batson Children's Hospital | People
The following is a message from Amy Graham:
My 6 year old, Conner Graham, is collecting snacks to "Adopt-a-Floor" at Blair Batson Children's Hospital. The purpose of this project is to help provide snacks for families staying with children and are unable to leave to go downstairs everytime they get hungry or just want a snack.
We will be collecting snacks at G&G Hardware, 5029 Old Hwy 11 in Hattiesburg, and also we’ll have a "Snacks for Snacks" table set up at our yard sale, July 29-30. People are able to donate snacks, money, McDonald's gift cards, or Subway gift cards.
The hospital also accepts donations of new toys and books for children to check out and use during their stay. We will be making a trip to take donations on July 20 when Conner has a doctor's appointment. Conner is very excited about this project and would love for people to donate enough for at least one floor worth of snacks for a week, month, or longer.
For more information contact 601-467-4435.
Conner was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus when he was 4 years old. On April 1, 2011 he has a VP shunt placed to relieve the pressure on his brain. We have had a couple other visits and stays at Blair E. Batson in Jackson.
Conner has been looking for a way to help the patients and their families since his stay, and when he heard this request he decided this was the project he wanted to help with. When we stayed at Blair E. Batson the only way to get snacks or food was to leave Conner and go down to the cafeteria, Subway, or McDonalds.
This was ok for one or two times, when I could get a volunteer to sit but it would mean leaving anytime we were hungry and wanted a snack also. If there had been snacks available in the break room on the floor it would have meant I could have stayed with my child. By helping donate snacks you would allow parents the opportunity to stay with their child.
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