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COPD, Patients, Harrison’s Festival of Trees 2011 – a little story

What does COPD have to do with Harrison Medical Center’s 2011 Festival of Trees?  EVERYTHING.  Grateful patients, medical health providers and those who just plain like benefit auctions as an excuse to bid on wonderful and unusual items for a good cause donate and bid with full knowledge that their dollars will go for a good cause.

This year “Proceeds from the 2011 Festival of Trees will go to upgrades needed for rooms and equipment in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit) at Harrison Medical Center.”

The following photos show a couple items donated by a person who has never donated items to the Festival of Trees before and shows real people behind each item.

One, the dollhouse, was bought as a dollhouse kit and put together by grandchildren and great-grandchildren as a family affair for Harrison Medical Center’s final 25th and final Festival of Trees.  Harrison Hospital is our community and family hospital.

One of the granddaughter’s is studying to become an RN in June, raising a family with her husband, also in the medical field.  The other granddaughter works for a local online wedding company, is part of a military family, her husband is a career submariner.

The rosemaled sled was originally in Vesterheim Heritage Museum’s 2008 benefit auction and sold then for $5,100.  Harrison has paired it with a very special Christmas tree.


Thanks for reading… Sharon O’Hara

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