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Donation brings joy to young patients

January 31, 2013

Donation brings joy to young patients From right, Tamar Black with daughters Sara and Ariella and over 100 donated toys and books
Young Eye and Ear patients are the lucky beneficiaries of over 100 pre-loved toys and books, generously donated as part of an ongoing fundraising drive from former patient Tamar Black.

Tamar, along with daughters Ariella and Sara, delivered the toys to the hospital’s Cochlear Implant Clinic (CIC) last week, where a portion will remain while the rest of the donation is distributed throughout the hospital's patient waiting areas. For departments such as the CIC, toys form a critical role in the therapeutic process, as staff help children learn to interact using their new implant.

“My goal was to acquire 100 toys in 100 days so I emailed friends and posted a call for pre-loved books and toys for the hospital on Facebook. In just 30 days I had 115 toys and books, said Tamar.

“I told each family where the items were going to and every parent and child was so positive about helping the hospital.

Tamar began a lengthy fundraising campaign following successful treatment for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) at the Eye & Ear's Vestibular Clinic, managing to raise over $10,000 for the hospital.

“After completing my fundraiser for the Vestibular Clinic I felt that I still wanted to do more for the hospital. I realised my nine and six-year-old daughters did not really understand the value of the $11,000 I had raised for the clinic. I wanted to teach them the importance of giving without expecting anything in return.

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