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Gift of Warmth Given to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Cancer Patients

Gift of Warmth Given to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Cancer Patients photo

Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary President Connie Russell and member Barb Falappi.

Gift of Warmth Given to Monongahela Valley Hospital's Cancer Patients photo
(December 26, 2014 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

The Victory Hill Civic and Social Center's Ladies Auxiliary graciously donated 45 handmade fleece scarves and gloves for cancer patients at Monongahela Valley Hospital's Charles L. and Rose Sweeney Melenyzer Pavilion and Regional Cancer Center. The ladies traditionally create handmade items each year for MVH patients to help provide them with some comfort during the cold winter months. Pictured from left to right are Auxiliary President Connie Russell and member Barb Falappi, both of Monongahela.

"We are a small group, but we have big ideas and want to help; these are truly a gift from the heart," said Ms. Russell, a retired nurse, who recently cared for a patient receiving treatment at MVH for pancreatic cancer. "We hope they get a measure of warmth and comfort and healing from these. We're so happy to do this."

She added that cancer has impacted each of the auxiliary members' families, so the gift of warmth project is very personal to them.

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