and Baby Zoe came to visit and wave through the window. Maggie
loved waving at the baby.
is Jamie Valdez, photographer at The Beaverton Valley Times.
Jamie and reporter Christina Lent have become old family friends
over the past few months. They always seem to enjoy their
visits with Maggie, and she loves being their center of attention.
Their latest update on Maggie is in the July 27th edition.
You can view it on-line at www.beavertonvalleytimes.com.
You'll understand why Jamie's wearing this great feather boa
when you see Maggie's photo in the paper! Jamie - you're a
Becky brought Uncle Bob, Nick and Katy down for a visit on
Monday night. Nick and Katy waved through the window and chatted
over the cell phone with Maggie. She was pretty happy to see
is Maggie's first walk at Doerbecher! Since her ANC is coming
back up, physical therapist Katie was allowed to take Maggie
for a walk on Wednesday. She was so excited, and through quite
a fit when it was time to go back to her room. She wanted
just one more lap!
a break and enjoying the great view from the 10th floor.
Kimmy tends to bring some mischief with her. On Wednesday
night, it was shaving cream! We covered our arms and hands
in the messy goo and sang "Frosty the Snowman" and
"Let It Snow!" We even sang "Christmas Time
in Hawaii," a favorite silly song from preschool.
would pay a million bucks to see that smile all day long!
Wish you all could of heard the laughter. I'm convinced that
laughter can cure anything.
police officers from the City of Portland visited Doernbecher
for an ice cream social in the children's park at the hospital.
Maggie was invited to go down, but isn't able to leave the
10th floor. So, she went to her window that overlooks the
garden and started waving. It didn't take long for her Julia
Roberts smile to catch the eyes of those police officers,
who made a bee-line up to her room! Beth said the room was
full of police officers who played, chatted and visited with
Maggie was sharing her plastic bug collection with one of
the officers. She warmed their hearts. And I understand they
left quite a few little treasures for her.
didn't take long for the TV cameraman to get wind of where
the party had gone... Maggie's room. He heard from one of
the volunteers about Maggie May be named for the Rod Stewart
classic, and before long he was in on the fun too! Beth said
they all stayed for quite awhile, and Beth did her best to
capture all of them admiring her shining star! KGW Newschannel
8 in Portland did a short story on their 5:00 news with some
footage of Maggie. We didn't get to hear her sing, but she
was certainly the star!