TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — There is a new member of the Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare family, Rikki the SuperPup.
SuperPup is a comfort, stuffed animal that will be given to children as they are admitted to the hospital or surgical unit. The program was introduced to TMH by surgery nurse manager Joy Williams.
Each SuperPup can be manipulated by doctors depending on what procedure the child is about to experience.
Now, they are trying to raise around $52,000 to provide SuperPups for the 2,000 kids.
"I think any opportunity to support or have our community support us for something as phenomenal as a change for pediatric care could be life-changing for some of our patients," said Williams. "And definitely for me, as someone who has worked in this community for years would just show that they're listening, the community is listening to the needs of our patients."
TMH already received its first shipment of SuperPups and comes in two different sizes, depending on the child's age.
If you would like to donate a SuperPup, you can click here.