Doris the Day Bed

Doris the Daybed is Comforting Families Because of You!

Families have a comfortable place to rest their heads while caring for a child in hospital – because of you!

In March, I reached out to tell you about the day beds at Children’s Hospital. They were old, worn out and in dire need of replacement.

You, your friends and your neighbours responded with incredible generosity!

Together, you have made it possible for the hospital to purchase eight new beds, including Doris the Daybed who was eager to start her important work.

As a father of two children, I know first-hand how desperately these beds needed to be replaced.

My son and daughter have both required emergency medical care at Children’s Hospital.

When my son was 14 months old, he developed a terrifying condition where any touch on his body would cause immediate and awful bruising.

Later, when our daughter was just under one, she developed a viral infection and needed three nights in hospital.

As you can imagine, my wife and I were scared, worried and eventually tired. We needed a soft, comfortable spot to rest so we could be alert to make good decisions and support our children. With our son, we had one chair for two people and with our daughter, we had a day bed with duct tape covering the rips and worn fabric.

It made those already difficult nights even more difficult.

That’s why I’m so thankful to you for helping to buy new day beds and giving families comfort when they need it most. It is especially important right now when the global COVID-19 pandemic is causing caregivers added stress. Thank you!

Dr. Steven Harrison
Dad, Donor and Children’s Health Foundation Board Member

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