Symetra Tour players inspire, bring joy to young patients at Beacon Children's Hospital
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Four Winds Invitational will be teeing off this weekend and for many years the Symetra Golf Tournament has been a light to Beacon Children’s Hospital.
Their contributions have helped the hospital acquire much needed items such as a pediatric ambulance, flight incubator and even giraffe warmers for the NICU.
Golfers took time away from the course on June 5 to visit young patients at Beacon Children’s Hospital.
A specialist who works with children, Jessica Lewin, says their visits help to brighten patients' days and add normalcy to their hospital experience and players say they’re happy to help.
“They can each take one or two patients and really build that rapport with them and normalize the hospital experience, even just by talking to them and being a friend, “Lewin said.
One player, Spencer Warne, said she's inspired by the resilience of these patients.
“It’s amazing, I mean like I said, to think that I have a tough day sometimes doesn’t compare to what they’re going through but they’re finding joy in the littlest things,” Warne said.