Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas cards flood in for hospitalized girl

Here’s a heartwarming story about Holland Bloorview inpatient Evelynn Nichols, 9, from Kathy Gravel, social worker on our brain injury unit. Evelynn, wearing her bravery beads, is pictured above with dad Stephen.

Nadine Pigeon is telling me that her daughter Evelynn is receiving Christmas cards from all over the world as we speak.

A volunteer parent in her Chatham hometown’s school lunch program heard about Evelynn’s severe stroke in September, and invited folks through Facebook & imgur to send Evelynn Christmas cards to boost her spirits over the holidays.
She’s now receiving 150 cards a day, bins' worth over these weeks, from as far away as Norway, Finland, Russia, Australia, England, China, all over the United States, and almost every province in Canada! Whole school classes are sending cards!

Sometimes people send funny things along too: One person said ‘I’m going to knock your socks off’ and sent socks! Evelynn can laugh and gosh, she thought this was so funny! The whole idea was to brighten and boost her spirits and her mom says this is sure working, as well as spreading the joy of the season all over the world.