It doesn't take much to be a great volunteer.
A little time. A little effort.
And the rewards are amazing!
This past week, Ashley was admitted to the 9th floor of The Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado. Amazing people! Amazing Pain Team! Amazing Anesthesiologist!
As we walked to Ashley's room each time, I was so taken by the amount of children - infants! - laying in big metal cribs all alone.
Do not think iill of their parents! Until you have had a a child in long-term care, you may not pass judgement. And besides, your judgement does not help these children one bit.
What would help them? Volunteers.
Volunteers who will sit and rock little babies while their moms and dads work to pay for their medical care.
Volunteers who will spend the night with these babies so mom and dad can get a little rest. Volunteers that let these families work, rest, visit with doctors, do laundry and know that their child is being loved.
So no excuses! If you life within 30 minutes of hospital - get out there! Is 4 hours a week; one night a month too much to give for the life of a child? I've even found the links for you to get started!
Are you near Denver?
How about Oklahoma City?
For those in New Mexicoo -