From Prof. Amanda Passint:
On Saturday, September 28, The Wisconsin Lutheran College School of Nursing collaborated with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and hosted WLC’s second Respite Day event for children with special needs and their siblings. We had about 65 children and over 100 volunteers. It was a such wonderful opportunity for these children to enjoy the day while their parents received a much needed break from the constant demands of care-giving. This respite day not only gave the WLC students the chance to learn about special needs, but supported the servant-leadership qualities that are developed and supported within WLC students on and off campus.
Activities at the respite day included games, face painting, sports, bingo, music, and a show put on by Kohl?s Wildlife Theater.
It was a wonderful opportunity to see the nursing program reaching out and partnering with the community, as well as partnering with other disciplines around at WLC, including special education.
Thank you to all who participated in making this event successful.