Dublin Teen Donates Gifts for Kids Hospitalized in Grand View’s Pediatrics Unit
|(July 20, 2012) Sellersville, PA – When friends and family asked what she wanted for her 14th birthday, Leighan Herzberger of Dublin gave a surprising response. Rather than presents for herself, what the teen wished for most this year was something to give to others.
With the help of her youth pastor, Leighan approached Grand View Hospital about making a donation to its pediatrics unit. On Thursday, Leighan donated two new DVD players and more than a dozen movies, which she hopes will give hospitalized children something fun to do. She also donated two hand-held game players that she and her brother used to play. “These will be popular with the kids,” remarked Pediatrics Clinical Coordinator Kathy Shafer, RN. “A day spent in a hospital can seem especially long for a child. These games and movies will help pass the time.”
When asked if she would ever pass on birthday presents in the future, Leighan shouted, “Yes! I would do this all again.”
Pediatrics Clinical Coordinator Kathy Shafer, RN is shown with Leighan Herzberger who donated gifts for kids hospitalized in Grand View’s pediatrics unit.
About Grand View Hospital
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital, has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of care – particularly emphasizing the areas of cancer treatment, women's and children's health, surgery, orthopaedics, and heart and vascular care.
As home to the area's only
inpatient pediatric unit, Grand View Hospital offers quality care, leading-edge technologies, and compassionate understanding. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) pediatricians are available around the clock. From birth through the teenage years, area child can receive needed care without traveling far from home.
For more information on Grand View Hospital and its services, please call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or visit www.gvh.org.