Sussex Central student’s class project brings joy to pediatric patients at Nanticoke

SEAFORD – For her assigned class project, Priscilla Snell wanted to do something to help kids.

The Sussex Central High School student saw an opportunity.

From left: Rachel Gardner, Director of CDU/MSU & Pediatrics; Lana Gillespie, RN, Director of Perioperative Services; Penny Short, RN, BSN, COO/CNO; Priscilla Snell; Alison Taylor; Denise L. Drummond; Lori Lee, RN, BSN, VP of Nursing; Sherry White holding Qualeel Wescott, Jr.; and Sebrena Taylor.

Involved in the Young People’s Division (YPD) at Dickerson Chapel AME Church in Millsboro, Priscilla called upon the parishioners to help make her goal of helping kids come to fruition.

With Priscilla at the helm, the group collected and wrapped presents for children.

Last year they brought one box of toys.

Priscilla’s goal for 2017 was to collect three boxes of toys.

On Thursday, Dec. 21, she arrived with three boxes full of toys to present to pediatric patients at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital.

Nanticoke representatives say donated toys help make every child’s visit to Nanticoke a bit more comforting.

For many children, especially those who are too young to understand why they have to stay in the hospital, receiving a toy provides both comfort and distraction from their illness.

Nanticoke extended sincere thanks to Priscilla and her family for their dedication to Nanticoke’s mission to positively impact our community’s quality of life through superior health service.

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