Description: This hospital visit was full of room visits, TV Studio broadcasts and great interacting with children in the Butterfly Atrium. The children were also fortunate enough to be given a children's book "Which came First" autographed by the author, Janet Sever Hull. Pilots For Kids had a group of volunteers entertaining the children with arts and crafts. We made our way onto the Children's TV network. PFK promoted the visit and requested patients come down to the event if they were able. The visit was filled with happy kids getting great toys and having fun making a craft. I want to thank the child life coordinator, Andrea, and all her amazing staff members for making this visit special.
Description: This year was a little different at Children's Health Plano Hospital. Due to a massive expansion at the hospital, the atrium was not available to distribute toys, but we still made it to the room visits. We visited over 85 rooms with eight pilot volunteers. As we moved through the rooms the kids were full of excitement and appreciative of all the great toys we gifted them. We even made it to the pre-op surgery area and helped calm some children down with a sweet pillow pet before they went into surgery. It was a wonderful day!
Description: It had been 3 years since DFW Pilots for Kids visited Cooks Children's Hospital. We were amazed at how much the hospital had grown. PFK had over 17 pilot volunteers and we needed more. This visit is a room to room visit and it is very personable. We gave gift cards to the parents in the NICU. We also distributed amazing toys to over 270 children throughout our visit. Some pilots were teamed up with a service dog dressed up with antlers to help bring some joy to the children. We went to over 13 areas in the hospital. I want to thank the staff and pilot volunteers for making this visit great.