For over 10 years I have been visiting Children’s Hospitle at OU Medical centet many and I bring trick ropes and toys and play with the children. Iv been blessed to brighten the faces of so many children. I have had parents see me later like one time in Chicago Pizza in Mid West City this big man with a big beard just walked up to me and give me a hug. I was a bit taken back, then he said thank you so very much for visiting my daughter in the hospital and he went on to tell me that she had fully recovered.
On another occasion I had a parent email me a very kind letter. She said her daughter who’s being treated for cancer headed got out of her wheel chair in 3 months and after I left that day I left a trick rope with the young cowgirl and her mother thanked me for that gift because her daughter got out of her chair because she wanted to learn how topspin the rope for her self.
I had some amazing experiences working with the children there, Iv even been allowed to visit the Transplant sections were the children are housed in glass rooms under close observation and not exposed to the outer world for extended periods of time. And all they want is to be held and comforted and brought a smile.
It is sad at times as well though. Some parents try and try to ring in their children for dialysis but after some traveling across the state they run out of travel funds so the children are left at the hospital, some very long time without any parents or family to visit.
The first trip there was the hardest. Kris Steel a close friend of mine who was a State Representative helped me start visiting Children’s over a decade ago and I still visit as often as possible.
Iv meet the real heroes who volunteer at the Medical center and some of the volunteers have been there practically full time for over 20 years for thousands of hours.
May Prayer for the children is that the Lord bless each child their and may they not suffer or be leanly or scared and that they have joy in their hearts and see hope in other and I hope to put a smile on their faces for many years to come.