The Comforts of Home in the Hospital

Originally published on March 18, 2015 by Maranda of WOTV4.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) Bedtime rituals are important, especially when children are out of their environment – like in a hospital. Being in the hospital can disrupt family life, but Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has a solution that brings some normalcy and promotes reading and a good night’s sleep.

The Tuck-in Cart is a cart loaded with books, fleece blankets, and stuffed animals. Volunteers bring the cart to children’s rooms, tuck them in, and read them a story. Barnes and Noble donated books for all ages and interests. Billy Bear Hug Foundation donated the stuffed animals and individuals and groups donated the blankets.

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