Easter Bunny Visits Patients

Easter Bunny Visits Patients

Sergeant Jeffery Duke, the Easter Bunny and Diana Reynolds, the Events Coordinator for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office, with the stuffed animals donated to patients.

The Easter Bunny brought smiles to patients at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital today, just in time for the Easter holiday. Thanks to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office, the friendly rabbit hopped through the halls, visited with patients, took pictures, and delivered stuffed animals to patients with complex medical conditions and traumatic injuries. A uniformed deputy helped escort the Easter Bunny, as she greeted children at the Hospital who are unable to spend Easter at home because of an illness or injury.

This marks the 11th year The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital has worked with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office to bring the Easter Bunny to patients. The partnership was created through The Easter Bunny Foundation, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a personal visit and a toy from the Easter Bunny during the week of Easter to patients in children’s hospitals and pediatric wards across the United States.

Michael with his stuffed bunny.

Today’s visit from the Easter Bunny was the first time many patients at the Hospital have ever seen the holiday rabbit. Deputy Sheriff Heather Williams says her favorite part about coming to the Hospital was interacting with the patients. “I wanted to become a deputy to make a difference and for me, it’s all about making a difference, one child at a time.” said Williams.

To learn more about the medical staff and services provided at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, please visit our website at www.miracleshappenhere.org.

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