Blythedale Children’s Hospital Receives Book Donation from RecoveRead

By donating more than 100 books, local 14-year-old girl’s charity shares love of reading, imagination with hospitalized children
 
 
RecoveRead donated over 100 books to Blythedale
RecoveRead donated over 100 books to Blythedale
 
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March 1, 2012 - PRLog -- VALHALLA, NY (March 2012) – Blythedale Children’s Hospital received a generous donation of more than 100 books from RecoverRead, a charity started by Yorktown teen Grace Ring to provide books for hospitalized children. Ring brought the donation to the Hospital on February 22, and the books will be enjoyed by patients and their families in our Family Resource Center.

“We are thrilled to receive such a heartfelt donation from Grace and RecoveRead,” said Lena Cavanna, Blythedale’s Director of Community Relations. “Her generosity will truly enrich the lives of our patients.”  

Ring has donated books to hospitals all over Westchester County. The idea for the foundation came several years ago when Ring, a brain tumor survivor, was hospitalized for surgery and found herself with little reading material. Now 14, she organizes book drives and raises funds to buy books for hospitalized children.

“I'm grateful that RecoveRead books bring a smile to so many sick and sad kids,” Ring says. “It sure brings a smile to my face!"

Blythedale opened a new $65.3 million, 56,000 square-foot inpatient hospital building in December 2011, and the Family Resource Center accommodates the needs of parents and family members who spend extended periods of time visiting patients at the Hospital. The books will used in the Family Resource Center’s Sibling Playroom and enjoyed by patients and their families.

About Blythedale Children’s Hospital
As New York’s only freestanding, specialty children’s hospital, Blythedale Children’s Hospital is dedicated to improving the health status and quality of life of children with complex medical illnesses and disabling conditions through superb multi-disciplinary patient care, teaching, research, and advocacy programs.  Blythedale’s board-certified physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff (social workers, respiratory therapists, clinical pharmacists, Child Life specialists, etc.) and New York State’s largest hospital-based pediatric therapy department (PT, OT and Speech) work together to provide intensive and innovative multi-disciplinary clinical and therapeutic care to help children achieve their medical and rehabilitative goals for independent living, and return to their communities.  Blythedale is also the only Hospital in New York State with its own, on-site public school district, the Mt. Pleasant Blythedale Union Free School District. For more information about Blythedale Children’s Hospital, visit http://www.blythedale.org

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Blythedale’s Director of Community Relations Lena Cavanna and Grace Ring of Yorktown pose with just a few of the more than 100 books she donated to the children of Blythedale through her charity, RecoveRead. Patients and their families will enjoy the books in the Hospital’s Family Resource Center.
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