Durcon Dolls for Children
Scott & White Hospital - Taylor
On September 13, Cordell Bennigson, president and CEO of Durcon, presented a $750 check on behalf of the company to the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation, initiating the Durcon Dolls for Children program at Scott & White Hospital – Taylor. This program will serve children being treated in the hospital’s Emergency Department, a Level IV Trauma Center staffed 24 hours a day with highly qualified physicians and nurses. Last year, the Taylor Emergency Department cared for more than 2500 children.
Through Durcon Dolls for Children, Durcon will provide funds for hand-sewn dolls to be given to young patients in the Emergency Department. The children will be able to color the dolls themselves and find comfort in the doll’s therapeutic value. Nurses and physicians may also use the doll to communicate with the children by asking them to point to the area on their dolls where it hurts or feels bad.
Each child will receive a Durcon Doll “kit” containing a doll, washable markers and an instructional flyer in a zip lock bag. The dolls are being hand sewn by volunteers such as Ella Jez, a member of the Taylor Board of Visitors.
This exciting new program is the product of Cordell Bennigson and Durcon approaching the Scott & White Healthcare Foundation to find out how they could help to make a difference in their community through the hospital. The Foundation is exceptionally grateful for this show of community support and of generosity that will bring comfort and smiles to our youngest patients.
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