Troop Greeters bring smiles to children at EMMC

5:12 PM, Jul 15, 2011   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Children at Eastern Maine Medical Center got a big surprise Friday afternoon.

Some of the Maine Troop Greeters presented the children with t-shirts signed by troops who have traveled through Bangor International Airport, either flying overseas or coming home. It's part of a collaboration with the Children's Miracle Network.

Three-year old Maggie Rudnicki was one of the lucky recipients. Maggie suffers from a rare blood disease and comes to the hospital two to three times a week for a blood transfusion. Her mother, Lauren, says they will treasure the shirt and thoughts from soldiers fighting overseas.

"I think it's amazing," said Lauren Rudnicki. "It just goes to show what special people we have fighting for our country. I think it's also amazing that the troop greeters took time to do this for the kids here."

The troop greeters bring 10 to 15 t-shirts to the hospital for kids once every two months.








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