POSTED BY: BOB KNOTTS
We love Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. For many reasons. They go out of their way to treat sick kids with compassion, using fresh approaches that can make a big difference. Lotsy Dotsy is their longtime staff clown, someone who is quick to bring a toy musical instrument or stuffed animal to a suffering child … inspiring a smile or maybe a good healthy laugh. Nutmeg is the JDCH resident dog, offering lots of warm friendly petting opportunities to those kids. JDCH believes in something they call the Power of Play — and so does the Humanity Project. That approach brings the spirit and mind of a child into the therapeutic mix through playful activity, motivating them to heal.
Of course we’re also grateful to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital for another reason. For the past several years, this important health institution has sponsored the Humanity Project’s programs, first our anti-bullying efforts and then also our teen driver safety program. This month, JDCH renewed that sponsorship with a generous, and much-needed, check to us. We thank them, most sincerely.
And we must single out some important individuals there too, folks who work for JDCH/Memorial Healthcare System and serve as their connections with the Humanity Project. They include Linda Herbert, who is Lotsy Dotsy.
And Milin Espino, Director of Community Relations, as well as other wonderful people including Jennifer Belyeu, Theresa Garcia, Tim Curtin, Kerting Baldwin, Jamie Wood, Marilyn Camerota, Peggy Quinlan and others. A big thanks to each of them.
Yes, we love Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. And we love working with them to improve the lives of children. We believe that JDCH and the Humanity Project make a great team.