MISSION – Being transported as a child from one hospital to another can not only be gloomy but boring.
What's a child to do but maybe sleep, talk to their parents or wonder what the next hospital is going to bring in terms of care. But now with the help of Leadership Mission children being transported from or to Mission Regional Medical Center can be entertained with their brand new ambulance.
The ambulance has an X-Box, flat screen television, DVD player, refrigerator and a $2,000 care bag with everything needed to work on patients.
"I would like to thank Leadership Mission for their wonderful donation," hospital CEO Javier Iruegas said. "It helps little kids that can practically fit in the palm of your hand to bigger kids and it's amazing to think of the little things like an X-Box that can give comfort even if it's only for a bit (of time)."
At the beginning of the year Leadership Mission starts a new class. They take on a project that will help their community. Members of the group come from all sorts of backgrounds, careers and all have different skills but their main goal is make Mission a better place.
The project they took on this past year was the ambulance.
"After a lot of thought process and narrowing down from 12 to three projects we decided to choose Mission Hospital," Cynthia Salinas Silva said. "We wanted to donate money in the form of providing the ambulance for the hospital."