Local Children Donate Electronic Games to SAMH

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Published on August 20 2013 7:05 pm
Last Updated on August 20 2013 7:09 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(SAM AND NORAH FROST WITH WOMEN AND CHILDREN'S CARE NURSE ANITA CORNELL)

Most kids get really attached to their toys and games, but two local children recently generously donated some of their electronic toys to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for children who aren’t feeling well.

Sam Frost, age 9, and his sister Norah Frost, age 5, donated a Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo games to St. Anthony’s Pediatric Unit.  Sam and Norah Frost are the children of Dr. Robb and Leigh Frost of Altamont. 

Norah recently decided to donate her Nintendo DSi to the Pediatric Unit when she got a new one and her brother decided to donate a few of his games for the pediatric patients to play on the hand-held gaming device. She shared why she wanted to donate it, by saying, “Kids get bored in the hospital sometimes, so maybe when they get bored, they can play with this,” Norah said. Her brother Sam added, “I cleared my history on the games so the kids who use them can start from the beginning. There is even one where you can raise a pet dinosaur, so it will be like the kids having a pet while they are in the hospital.” 

Jodi Isley, Interim Women and Children’s Care manager, expressed her staff’s appreciation at receiving the donation.  “We really appreciate their generosity. I agree with Norah that kids can get bored when they are here, so this will come in handy to help keep their minds off their illness or injury,” she said. “I’m sure many kids will enjoy playing with the games while they are here.” 

To make a donation or for more information about the Friends of St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, visit St. Anthony’s Web site at stanthonyshospital.org or contact Michael Wall, Executive Director of Fund Development at 347-1854 or email Michael.Wall@hshs.org.