Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
College of Human Medicine

Cancer treatment is a notoriously unpleasant process. The strict regimen of regular trips to the clinic for several hours at a time can grind down on a patient at a time when positivity and willpower could not be more important. Our Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Hematology/Oncology keeps their patients' spirits high with the gift of toys. Every child who comes to their clinic for an extended visit can pick a toy from their toy chest to use while they are there, and take with them when they leave.

Our friends at The Bottomless Toy Chest dropped by last week to make sure we had plenty of toys for our upcoming appointments:

 

Bottomless Toy Chest Visit

Left to right: Kim Cook (Bottomless Toy Chest), Jonathon Underhill (Pediatrics & Human Development), Mary Robinson (Pediatrics & Human Development), Kayla Allen (Bottomless Toy Chest), Barbara Ball-McClure (College of Human Medicine)

 

The Bottomless Toy Chest is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides toys, arts, and crafts to young cancer patients. They have been donating toys to the Pediatrics and Human Development Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Hematology/Oncology since 2011. Every toy they've delivered has been brand new and hand-wrapped in cellophane to keep them clean for patients with suppressed immune systems. We're very grateful for the support they've given us over the years.

 

Read more about Bottomless Toy Chest's visit at MSU Today.