Teddy Bears for Children
When Father Joe Wolf and Mary Paufler, RN heard of CRNA Tom Radel's trip to Haiti as a volunteer with the Friends of Good Samaritan surgery team, they wanted to do something to make the lives of the Haitian children a little more enjoyable. They and Tom worked hard to obtain donations of teddy bears and other stuffed animals. The Youth Group and parishioners of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, in Orchard Park, NY responded to their request. Tom had his hands full lugging large boxes and suitcases full of teddy bears and toys to Limbe, Haiti.
The children were overjoyed with the gifts. For those children having surgery, the stuffed animals made it a lot easier for us to cajole them off to sleep for their operation and likely made the postoperative pain a little easier for them bear (pun intended).
The Friends of Good Samaritan thank Father Wolf, Mary Paufler, the youth group, and parishioners of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart for their kindness.