You know that a group of grown adults who fly radio controlled airplanes in their free time have to be young at heart. It must be why year after year the Branson Tri-Lakes RC Flying Club thinks of children when it holds its annual Christmas dinner.
“We’ve been collecting stuffed animals for children at Skaggs Regional Medical Center for as long as I can remember,” says Dave Medley of Kimberling City. “This is a way for us to help the kids in the hospital and hopefully cheer them up.”
Medley has been a member of the Branson Tri-Lakes RC Flying Club for the past ten years. “You know how a kid’s eyes light up when they receive a toy,” he explains. “We get great joy in doing this year after year.”
Medley and fellow member Erv Rohde of Kimberling City presented more than two dozen stuffed animals to the Skaggs Pediatric Unit December 10. “Being in the hospital can be a scary thing for anyone, let alone a child,” says Michelle Leroux, Skaggs Media Relations Specialist. “We are so proud when organizations such as the Branson Tri-Lakes RC Flying Club think of our young patients.”
Branson Tri-Lakes RC Flying Club welcomes new members. Flying days are Tuesdays and Saturdays. For more information contact Dave Medley, (417) 739-5931 or John Woods, (417) 338-8419.
Skaggs Pediatrics Unit provides care for children up to the age of 17 admitted to the hospital. This secure unit features themed rooms, decorated specifically for children, and a play room.