July 14, 2017 – Members of the Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores quilting
group in Brunswick sewed and donated 200 Me Dolls to the Southeast Georgia
Health System Foundation for hospitalized pediatric patients.
The Me Dolls have a very special role in helping pediatric patients understand
the medical care they will be receiving. Made out of muslin and created
without facial features or clothes, the pediatric patient receiving the
doll can use a fabric pen to draw facial features. The physician and nurse
treating the patient can then use the doll to demonstrate where the patient’s
treatment or surgery will occur. Children can also use the dolls to communicate
where they feel pain or discomfort and can take the dolls home with them
when they are discharged.
“The Health System Foundation is thankful for the donation and is
thrilled to add the Me Dolls as part of our pediatric patients’
treatment process,” says Krista Robitz, director, Development, Southeast
Georgia Health System Foundation.