TEDDY BEAR ER HOSTED AT MONTEFIORE

Worker's at the hospital also came away with teddy bears during the daylong event. Photo by David Greene

Workers at Montefiore Hospital’s Wakefield Campus came away with teddy bears during the daylong event. Photo by David Greene

 

by David Greene

Dozens of children with broken or worn teddy bears came out to Montefiore Hospital’s Wakefield Campus on East 233 Street on Saturday, May 9, where they were presented with new teddy bears.

 

A young girl poises for a photo with a fireman during the teddy bear hospital event at Montefiore Hospital's Wakefield Campus. Photo by David Greene

A young girl poises for a photo with a fireman during the teddy bear hospital event at Montefiore Hospital’s Wakefield Campus. Photo by David Greene

 

Children 12 years-old and younger were invited to bring their damaged stuffed animals and clinical staff took the children through a tour of the emergency room with mock triage, medical exams and x-rays for the injured stuffed animals.

 

A young girl gives a spontaneous hug after learning fire safety from a member of the FDNY. Photo by David Greene

A young girl gives a spontaneous hug after learning fire safety from a member of the FDNY. Photo by David Greene

 

Youngsters also learned about safety from invited guests of the NYPD and FDNY. The goal of the event was to take away fear from a child’s hospital visit as well as teach youngsters how to prevent certain health issues or injuries. All of the youngsters were presented with new teddy bears after their visit.

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