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Seattle Mariners, Moose visit Mary Bridge Children's Hospital
The News Tribune photo: Mariner Moose on the loose at Mary Bridge
A group of special visitors delivered smiles to kids and their families at MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center in Tacoma.
The visitors autographed pictures and handed out Mariners backpacks, posters and stuffed Mariner Moose dolls. Patients and their families were happy to chat with the team members and interact with the Moose.
"The Seattle Mariners and the Moose brightened up everyone’s day with their visit," said Julie Hertzog, Child Life Specialist at Mary Bridge. "They took time to visit, take pictures and talk to the kids while they were in the hospital. Having special visits from the community give patients and their families something to look forward to and it distracts attention away from being sick for a little while. The smiles and excitement last much longer than the actual visit. We are extremely thankful to the Seattle Mariners for taking the time to come to our hospital."
A photographer from The News Tribune snapped a cute picture of 3-year-old Sarah Spudlich of Bremerton touching the furry nose of the Mariner Moose at her bedside. See the photo at The News Tribune.
You don't have to be a member of the Seattle Mariners (or a Moose) to support the kids at Mary Bridge. Learn how you can help out: www.marybridgefoundation.org.
Posted on Jan 20, 2011 in