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Parent's Perspective News Report of Saint Louis Children's Hospital Press Conference

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Dear Mrs. Doyle-Propst and Breath of Hope Day of Caring Volunteers,

On behalf of the patients of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital, please accept our most sincere thanks for you donation of the handcrafted memory kits of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit for our littlest patent's first hand print. I cannot tell you how special your gifts are to the families who receive these lovely treasures!

We realize that much time has gone by and I am extremely sorry for my long delay in sending our acknowledgments. Please know that we have not forgotten your kind hearts!

Your group has created such a special and unique keepsake and this is an exceptional gift for our patients' families to receive. We are truly grateful for all the time and effort that you have put in to help our babies and their families.

As always, your contributions help families get through the most stressful and difficult periods of their lives. Your hand print kits create a special way for families to honor and treasure their children.

Please share with all those who have been involved in this effort how much the staff and families value everyone's generosity and thoughtfulness. We greatly appreciate your involvement and aid. We are grateful for your compassion and community spirit ins supporting the families and their children at the University of Virginia's Children's Hospital!


Kimberly A. Garofalo
Volunteer Coordinator
UVA Children's Hospital

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