Memorial personnel use Radio Flyers in place of wheelchairs

Radio Flyer Wagons Donated to Memorial

Radio Flyer, Inc. and Starlight Children’s Foundation have brightened Memorial Hospital with a recent donation of 10 cherry red wagons. Hospital personnel use the classic wagons in place of wheelchairs or stretchers to transport children to and from surgeries, treatment rooms and playrooms. The wagons help to make the experience an adventure, with children traveling the hallways in comfort and style.

“It is heartwarming to see our littlest patients transported in a fun, safe and comfortable wagon to their treatment rooms or simply on a ride to provide entertainment or distraction from their illness,” said Anne Caffery, President of The Memorial Foundation. “Our patients love being strolled around the hospital in a wagon. Their parents have been especially pleased by the ease and maneuverability it offers. We have found the children to be less stressed and more relaxed when brought to the operating room in a wagon instead of a cart.”

Thank you, Radio Flyer and Starlight Children’s Foundation!

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