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SRH Patients Say Thank You

Amy's Gifts of Hope in March 2022 at Spaulding Rehab Hospital
Picture of Julie Hahnke
Julie Hahnke
Julie is the President of Cecropia Strong and is a stroke survivor, who was finally found after three days. She's a bagpiper, an author, a management consultant, and a nature enthusiast.

The MGH Institute of Health Professions’ students were in force in March when Cecropia Strong delivered “the loot” to Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Left to right: Danny Winters, DPT ’24, Lizzie Bellis,  DPT ’24, Amber Asbury, DPT ’24, Julie Hahnke, Cecropia Strong Founder (in red), Leah Terrill, M.Ed., CCLS, CTRS Child Life Specialist (in foreground), Samara Smith, CSD ’23, and Brianna Perez CSD ’23.

When the Amy’s Gifts of Hope “loot” goes down to Spaulding Rehab Hospital I always want to capture the excitement and the gratitude of the people receiving the gifts. It’s especially true with the chocolates, and the folks at Harbor Sweets have been incredibly generous in their giving.  They needed to feel the patients’ love!

I spoke with Leah Terrill, a Child Life Specialist, who’s my contact at Spaulding. Could she record what the patients said in gratitude? We wanted the folks from Harbor Sweets to know how much the chocolates mean to the patients!

The Patients Say Thanks!

Wow that is so considerate! I love chocolates!!! —A patient on the Stroke and Neurology Floor. 

 Thank you so much, I’m so happy to receive a gift! This makes my day! —A patient on the Stroke and Neurology Floor.

That is awesome, thanks for thinking of me! —A patient on the Spinal Cord Injury Floor.

Thanks from a Recreational Therapist

(Leah handles the giving of gifts on the Children’s Floor, but she relies on the Recreational Therapists from the adult floors to give the gifts there.)

It was such a delight handing out gifts of chocolates—patients were so thankful to receive these from a wonderful organization, such as yours! It made my day seeing patients smile as they received a yummy treat throughout their day. I really appreciate you taking the time to give a donation to Spaulding Rehab Hospital. Everyone appreciates a gift during this challenging time!  

Thank you!

Megan, Recreational Therapist

Our teddy bear at Harbor Sweets
Our teddy bear at Harbor Sweets

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