100 Teddy bears donated to Memorial Hospital
Posted: Apr 23, 2012 2:45 AM EDT | Updated: Nov 5, 2014 10:34 PM EDT
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- They offer comfort for children in need.
But, a very special teddy bear donation to Memorial Children's Hospital could mean even more for parents.
Sunday, the teen board for the Michiana Ronald McDonald House Charities donated 100 bears.
But, the bears won't actually go to the kids.
These bears will be given to mothers who are unable to hold their sick newborns while they are being treated in the intensive care unit.
"They're usually very grateful, I've had them bury their face in the bear and snuggle it and cry and kiss it. They're very grateful that they have something to hold, something to take," says Gail Kusmiez, RN for Memorial Hospital NICU.
And, more may be on the way.
The teens plan to raise money to buy more bears to give to the hospital.