Gifts of Love for Winthrop's Littlest Patients

Vol. 16, No. 2
Spring/Summer 2006

  • Winthrop Neurosurgeon Offers Patients Relief From Severe Chronic Pain With Neurostimulation

  • Bug Bite & Once Controversial Treatment Saves Father of Six

  • Winthrop's New Arthritis & Rheumatic Disease Center Offers State-Of-The-Art Treatment

  • Winthrop First NY Metro Hospital to Receive the ASA's Initial Performance Achievement Award

  • Fitness Program Gets Young Cancer Patients Back in the Game

  • Hagedorns' Extraordinary Gift Helps Make Miracles Grow Everyday

  • The Miracle Foundation Gives $50,000 in Support of Cancer Center for Kids

  • First Annual Mardi Gras Gala Benefits Cancer Education, Research and Support Services

  • Retired Bank Chairman's Exceptional Generosity Benefits Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • A Smart Way to Give

  • Winthrop Attracts Newest Medical Talent To Residency Program

  • Gifts of Love for Winthrop's Littlest Patients

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

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  • L-R: Renu Aggarwal, MD, Associate Director, Neonatology; Mary Reardon, Project Linus Coordinator for Nassau; and Sally Breslin, RN, Nurse Manager.
    Winthrop's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) recently received a warm donation from Project Linus, a nonprofit organization that has provided 1.6 million gifts of new, handmade blankets, lovingly created by volunteers, to hospitals and children's organizations worldwide.

    Mary Reardon, Project Linus Coordinator for Nassau, visited the NICU in late May to donate more than 50 blankets and knit caps for Winthrop's littlest patients. The chapter works to ensure that every Nassau children's organization and pediatric unit has the opportunity to receive these special blankets for distribution.

    "Cranking out the blankets as fast as possible, our volunteers--many of whom have personal experiences behind their reasons for helping--are so grateful to be able do this for the children," said Mrs. Reardon, who noted it takes about a month to make each gift. "The women feel good about lending a hand because they know they are creating something that the children will hold on to."

    "We really appreciate the organization's heartfelt generosity," said Sally Breslin, RN, Nurse Manager. "These beautifully made blankets provide much needed comfort and security for each child. Of all the items received during their child's stay, the parents save these gifts as keepsakes since it was with the baby from day one."

    For more information about volunteer opportunities with Project Linus, contact Mrs. Reardon at (516) 294-9842. For more information about pediatric services, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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