What do 8 pounds of tabs add up to…that is easy, tons and tons of smiles for the children at the Shriners Hospital. Dylan is on another mission for his friends at the hospital. He has been collecting the tabs off of soda cans. They were delighted to see the 8 pounds of tabs that he brought with him. The hospital is able to turn them in for equipment for the kids. Every time Dylan visits the children here it is a unique experience. This time was no different. When Dylan entered the first waiting area for the kids he ran into a beautiful lab that was there to cheer up the kids. It is always nice to see others there helping the children to forget where they are and just enjoy a moment.
As Dylan walked from room to room, he introduced himself to children that weren’t even from this country. It doesn’t matter that they don’t speak English because through his smile and racing suit, Dylan is always able to connect with them. He has this incredible caring atmosphere around him that without words the kids feel that he is there because he cares. So after handshakes, photo ops and even a few high fives, Dylan walks out the front lobby knowing that even if it was for just a brief moment, the kids he saw today thought about something other than being in a hospital.
If you ever need to smile, take a minute and go take a tour through the Shriners Hospital. No matter if it is a nurse, doctor, volunteer or a patient, everyone is always smiling. This place cures a lot of kids but most importantly it brings smiles!
(Photo/Press Release Credit – Kim Scheffler)