Edmonson 4th graders bring comfort to others

When students in Miss Johnson’s fourth grade class heard about a project to create comfort care bags for chemotherapy patients they immediately wanted to learn more and to help, suggesting they could pack the bags and even write notes of encouragement for recipients.

“We had a classroom discussion to help students understand the idea of helping others in our community and sharing positive thoughts with people who need a boost,” said Johnson.  “I’m so proud of my students and their willingness to help others and the thoughtfulness they put into our discussion and writing notes for each bag.”

Several comments were made by students as the bags were being assembled:

“I’m so glad we can help with this project,” said one student.  “Sometimes people need a little help to make them feel better and I think these bags will do that."

“It’s hard to be sick or know someone who is sick,” said another. “When you don’t know what to say or do for someone, giving them a bag like this helps show you care.”

“We should be very careful and put things in the bags nice and neat so when someone opens it they know the bags were packed with love.”

“These bags are going to make someone know that we really care about them and hope they are a little bit comfortable because of this.”

Click here to see photos (on Facebook) of our students putting the bags together.

Edmonson 4th grade make chemo care bags
Charach Cancer Center delivery Charach Cancer Center delivery 2
 Tracey Achrem from Lamphere High School delivered some of the bags to the Huron Valley Charach Cancer Center.
Crittenton Chemo Bag delivery 1 Crittenton Chemo Bag delivery 2
We reached out to Crittenton Chemo Center to ask if they would like some Chemo comfort bags and when they said yes Dale offered to deliver the bags.

Imagine our surprise when Nurse Jo told Dale she happens to be a Lamphere High School, Page Middle School and Edmonson Elementary Grad! They were thrilled to receive the bags and have already passed some of them out to patients. Their favorite part was the personal note from the students!

Karmanos Chemo Bag delivery 1 We reached out to Crittenton Chemo Center to ask if they would like some Chemo comfort bags put together by Bozenna Johnson’s class at Edmonsonand when they said yes Dale offered to deliver the bags.  Imagine our surprise when Nurse Jo told Dale she happens to be a Lamphere High School, Page Middle School and Edmonson Elementary Grad! They were thrilled to receive the bags and have already passed some of them out to patients. Their favorite part was the personal note from the students 2
Another delivery on its way!

Vito stopped by to pick up some bags for her patients at Karmanos Cancer Center where she is a Clinical Nurse Preceptor. As you can see, this patient is so happy our students thought of him, check out what he's holding in his hand - personal notes from our students were a big hit.

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