Home of Hope Orphans Tour AUB Medical Center
|Scenes from Jingle Jingle
On December 17, a large group of orphans in Lebanon made a Christmas
visit to the AUB Medical Center (AUBMC), accompanied by representatives
of the Home of Hope Foundation of San Antonio, Texas-an organization principally
dedicated to benefit orphans in China. As the first Pediatric Magnet event
held by the center, the activity highlighted the hospital's initiative
to increase its recognition for excellence in nursing and reaffirm the
University's concern for the needs of Lebanon's orphans.
"Jingle Jingle," as the Christmas event was titled, was intended
to bring holiday cheer into the lives of the unfortunate children. Supervised
by nurses, the orphans spent the morning visiting and learning about the
different units in the hospital. They watched an educational film about
issues of general hygiene and self-maintenance and also were escorted
throughout designated areas of the hospital, where each unit's professionals
explained the different fields in medicine and health care.
After the tour, everyone gathered at the hospital cafeteria in time for
lunch and the visit of Pappa Noel. It was clear that everyone was having
a great time, including the nurses, the doctors, and the hospital staff,
who were all extremely pleased to see the smiles on the children's faces.
Then, a large man dressed in a red suit appeared, carrying two crates
piled high with gifts. Stunned at the number of presents, the children
cheered in excitement and anticipation, as each received his or her gift