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Title
The Rhema Miracle Organizing Toy, Supply Drive for Children’s of Alabama - Archived
Date
09/06/2016
Description
DOTHAN – The Rhema Miracle will host a toy and supply drive for Children’s of Alabama’s Child Life Program Sept. 13 through Oct. 5 at Dothan Christian Fellowship, 2054 John D. Odom Road, Dothan. Items will be collected every Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 6 p.m. for the duration of the drive.

Items sought for donation include Play-Doh, Legos, superhero toys, and blank art canvases, eight inch by 10 inch and 11 inch by 14 inch. All donated items must be new in its original packaging and unwrapped. For more information about the drive, email Community Coordinator Carmen Maddox at Carmen.Maddox@childrensal.org.

The Rhema Miracle is named for 6-year-old patient Rhema Godwin, who at birth was diagnosed with severe myelomeningocele – a defect of the backbone and spinal cord – hydrocephalus and clubfoot. Today, Rhema takes physical therapy and therapeutic classes that will help her be able to walk. The Rhema Miracle serves to encourage and provide resources for families who have special needs children. More information about The Rhema Miracle is available at rhemamiracle.com.

Donations from the drive will benefit Children’s Child Program, which strives to minimize the stress that accompanies children and their families during a hospital stay. Child Life-hosted activities provide toys, games, art, books, movies and music to help children of all ages feel more comfortable while in the hospital.

About Children’s of Alabama
Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 41 other states and eight foreign countries last year, representing more than 677,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at childrensal.org.