Claire Garrett, the successful "Chairbear," in pink, third from right, is surrounded by Kingwood Pediatric staff members and fellow member Lorri Lamb, second from right. The "Heartbeat Bears," an active, caring ladies' charitable, nonprofit organization under the Hi Neighbor Club umbrella, visited Kingwood Pediatric, a new stand-alone unit of Kingwood Hospital. Garrett, the president of the group, along with Lamb, delivered seven cases of soft, brown Teddy bears. These adorable stuffed animals will be given to seriously ill children and young ones facing trauma. Kingwood Pediatric appreciated the delightful bears, because they are in such need and provide much comfort to the young patients.
Since 1990, Kingwood Heartbeat Bears have donated 68,000 bears to those in need. Hospitals, FamilyTime, Mission Northeast, and The Door are a few of the fortunate locations that receive these gifts, which calm their recipients. Also, each year, members deliver 504 bears to Memorial Herman NE and 504 to the Kingwood Medical Center. White Teddy bears are donated for the Neonatal Unit's Bereavement Program.