Published on December 06, 2017

Four Generations Deliver Two Meaningful Gifts

Pediatrics Stuffed Animal Donation

(Left to Right) Candy Palacios, DMACC nursing student,
Jenna Smith, RN, Kari Paulson, RN, Ann Smith,
Josie Christiansen, Jessica Christiansen, Shelly Mathre,
Tara Webber, RN BSN

AMES, IA – Mary Greeley Medical Center was the recent recipient of two heartfelt gifts from one family spanning four generations. Shelly Mathre coordinated gifts of new stuffed animals and movies for Pediatrics and a donation to the William R. Bliss Cancer Center in memory of her mother-in-law Kathy Kempen. Mathre, her mother Ann Smith, daughter Jessica Christiansen and granddaughter Josie Christiansen delivered the gifts, making some of our youngest patients very happy.

Members of the Mathre family live in and around the Ames community and utilize the services of Mary Greeley Medical Center. “Once you have a family member who is really sick, you want to help others feel better,” said Mathre. “We wanted to contribute locally and this was a perfect place to make a difference.”

The stuffed animals will be given to pediatric patients during their stay to take home and the movies will be shared throughout the year with patients and their families. Gifts to the foundation for the Bliss Cancer Center support the programs and services of the center including the Cancer Navigator Program, Cancer Nutrition Program and Courage in Motion Program. Gifts also help fund patient and staff education opportunities.

For more information about Pediatrics, the Bliss Cancer Center, the Mary Greeley Foundation and to give, or contact External Relations at 515-239-2147.

The Mary Greeley Foundation supports the mission of Mary Greeley Medical Center through philanthropy and engagement. The mission of the Mary Greeley Medical center is to advance health through specialized care and personal touch.

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