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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
“We are thrilled to receive such a heartfelt donation from Grace and RecoveRead,”
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’
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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.