The staff at the Shelburne hospital has created the OK Box for children going through scary procedures at the hospital.
“It’s for sick kids who come in need a distraction or some extra comfort,” says nurse Tammy Enslow.
The box is filled with a variety of fun items children can pick from and take home with them. Enslow says it is sometimes just the thing needed to distract a child from what they feel is a scary situation.
Donations for the box have come from Roseway staff and their friends and families and have been replenished often.
Carmen Huskilson, was five years old when she died and her death and her parents’ message to the community sparked a pay it forward movement that has left a legacy of thousands of good deeds since her death.
In addition to the OK Box, at Roseway a vibrant child’s play corner has been created in memory of Huskilson.
Activity tables were purchased along with a fun mirror and activity boards to keep children entertained while in the emergency waiting area. The person who completed the special area wishes to remain anonymous.