Just what doctor ordered: Donated stuffed toys for young patients

CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON/The Daily Sentinel—Debra Smith, an emergency room doctor at Community Hospital, wheels a gurney loaded with stuffed toys into the hospital after members of the Just 4 Fun Car Club delivered them Saturday. The stuffed animals will be given mainly to young patients as a way to relieve their anxiety about being taken to the hospital. Each year, club members also distribute toys to other locations to help make the holidays a little brighter for children in the Grand Valley.



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CHRISTOPHER TOMLINSON/The Daily Sentinel—Debra Smith, an emergency room doctor at Community Hospital, wheels a gurney loaded with stuffed toys into the hospital after members of the Just 4 Fun Car Club delivered them Saturday. The stuffed animals will be given mainly to young patients as a way to relieve their anxiety about being taken to the hospital. Each year, club members also distribute toys to other locations to help make the holidays a little brighter for children in the Grand Valley.

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