Mass. Eye and Ear Helps Kids Breathe Easier

Children with airway issues can learn to breathe a bit easier, thanks to a little help from friends at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Children with airway issues can learn to breathe a bit easier, thanks to a little help from friends at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Jack Gurnon, owner of Charles Street Supply, used his handy drill to “tweak” the hospital’s new teaching dolls so they could be outfitted with breathing and feeding tubes.

The dolls are used to teach the parents of children with airway problems that cause difficulty breathing and swallowing how to care for their infants. The new dolls were made possible by generous gifts to the hospital’s Curing Kids Fund, which is funded by the donations of guests who attend Mass. Eye and Ear’s annual “Sense-sation!” gala.

This year’s gala will be on Tuesday, Oct. 14. For more information about Sense-sation! and the Curing Kids Fund, visit http://www.masseyeandear.org/Sense_ation/.

Pictured left to right:  Mass. Eye and Ear Social Worker Kevin Callans, Charles Street Supply owner Jack Gurnon, Mass. Eye and Ear Child Life Specialist Ashley Hoyt and Pediatric Unit Nurse Manager Carlene Blais.

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