A Kiddie Wagon Thank You from Ochsner Hospital for Children

Posted On: January 31, 2017

The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl is more than a college football bowl game; it’s a full week experience. Between hosting parties for the players of both teams and a free Friday night concert, it’s an exciting week!  However, perhaps the most special event of the week  is our annual visit to the local children’s hospitals. During these visits, the players and R+L representatives get to meet and talk to families and children in the hospitals and give them New Orleans Bowl apparel and gear. This past year, R+L was thankful to be able to make a very special donation to Ochsner Hospital for Children: Personalized R+L Carriers Kiddie Carrier wagons.

Aria at Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.

Aria enjoys a ride in a new personalized R+L Carriers Kiddie Carrier wagon at Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.

We are forever grateful for the opportunity to visit Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans and donate R+L’s Carriers’ custom Kiddie Carrier wagons.  Seeing the delight on the faces of the children and the staff is something we aren’t able to measure.  These wagons serve as a vessel of normalcy for children en route to medical procedures, as well as the operating room. They also help ease the children’s anxiety and that is precisely why we began donating wagons to children’s hospitals in the first place. Knowing we are helping is great but when we hear first-hand accounts of how we are making a difference, it brings our excitement to a whole new level.

Whitney Alford Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans

Child Life Specialist Whitney Alford is excited to see a new personalized R+L Carriers Kiddie Carrier wagon at Oschner Hospital for Children in New Orleans.

This heartwarming letter we received from the Oschsner Hospital for Children illustrates that fact perfectly. “We wanted to write and thank you for the generous donation that you provided for our pediatric patients during this holiday season. It was such a treat for them to enjoy! We will also be able to utilize the toys for so many different things including prizes and birthday celebrations!”

https://www.ochsner.org/locations/ochsner-hospital-for-childrenWe love the thank you letter we received from Oshsner Health Center for Children and we are glad to be able to contribute, but at the end of the day we owe you our gratitude and a big THANK YOU for all you do at the Children’s Hospital!

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