Daisy was visited by Seahawks star Russell Wilson while she was receiving treatment in Seattle
Lolly Hader of Great Falls recently created a non-profit program to deliver toys and activities to pediatric patients at Benefis Health System.
Lolly hopes the program, called Daisy’s Rainbow Cart, will bring joy to children receiving inpatient treatment at Benefis.
A press release from Benefis explains that Lolly created the program in honor of her daughter, Daisy, who passed away from a rare disease at just eight years old in October 2016.
Daisy spent many days in the pediatric unit at Benefis before eventually spending nine months at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
While receiving treatment in Seattle, Daisy especially looked forward to their cart of toys, games, art, and activities.
“The items from the activity cart at Seattle Children’s Hospital really helped Daisy pass the time when she was receiving treatment. She loved the packets of modeling clay, painting activities, and many stuffed animals,” recalled Lolly. “I want to pass along this kindness to children in Great Falls. I hope Daisy’s Rainbow Cart will bring smiles and happiness to kids during their stay at Benefis.”
Amazing Toys and Target have sponsored the program and have donated several items to help launch the Daisy’s Rainbow Cart program.
Anyone who would like to help by donating money, gift cards, or new, unopened toys can contact the Benefis Foundation at 406-455-5840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.