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November 23, 2009 – Harris, N.Y. – Fifty stuffed bears with matching hand-sewn blankets were donated to Catskill Regional Medical Center’s (CRMC) pediatric patients on Monday, November 16 by Sierra Boxberger, 16, of Swan Lake as part of a Girl Scout initiative. “I’m hoping that these will help the children cuddle away their fears,” said Sierra. “These children are going through so much right now and I just want to help them feel a little more secure.” Sierra needed to complete a large project to achieve the Girl Scout Gold Star Award and chose to do something for ailing children at CRMC. Sierra purchased 50 stuffed bears with her own funds and personally sewed matching blankets over the past six months to have ready for the children during the holiday season. Jodi Goodman, director of community services at CRMC, added, “Sierra has touched our hearts with the gift she has so graciously given to the children here. Her efforts will go a long way to making our young patients feel loved and cherished.”Girl Scouts From L to R: Catskill Regional Medical Center Assistant VP Professional Services Geri Orr, Director of Community Services Jodi Goodman, Girl Scout Sierra Boxberger and mother Vicki, of Swan Lake. Sierra donated stuffed bears and matching hand-sewn blankets to needy children at CRMC as part of a Girl Scout Gold Star Award project.

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