Young superheroes helped to comfort the sick at the Timmins Hospital this week. Grade seven O’Gorman Intermediate students dressed up as their favourite caped crusaders to bring Comfort Kits to patients in the Integrated Medical Unit on Tuesday. The kits were full of things like blankets, sticky notes, pens, and puzzles. They also included colouring books for the younger patients. Over 25 students delivered the kits and get well cards.
Timmins Hospital Foundation Executive Director, Janna Burke, calls the initiative heart-warming, saying they are truly grateful to the students.
Teacher at OICS, Jackie Harkins, says the idea of the activity is to encourage the youth to understand the practice of merciful love and demonstrate acts of kindness to those who are suffering. The donations are part of this week’s Catholic Education Week. The students also made prayers, decorated doors, dressed as superheroes, and donated cash to buy the Comfort Kits.