Saturday, March 22, 2008

Rocking those babies

We get lots of requests from the combat support hospitals for supplies to help them care for their Iraqi and Afghan patients. And the patients that they see way too much is kids. It's an unfortunate fact that the impact of war and accidents falls really hard on kids.

One request we ocasionally get is for rocking chairs that can be put in the wards. Any parent knows how there's nothing better for soothing a small child than a rocking chair.

Here are some pics from the ICU at the 332nd Air Force hospital at Balad, Iraq, who asked for 6 rockers from us. That's Capt. Inez S. who helped me work out the logistics and lined up some volunteers to put them together.

Cost: $120 each plus shipping
Effect: Priceless



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