The American Medical Technologist organization at the Cape Campus had a car wash Friday, August 2, 2013 to raise money for Melaina’s Magical Playland in Cape County Park.
The playground was inspired by the daughter of Jeff and Andrea Cunningham who died in 2009 of a rare disease known as Nemaline Myopathy. Jeff is a local news anchor for KFVS 12. The playground is intended to be an all-inclusive and fully accessible to children and adults of all ages, no matter what their disability may be. View more pictures here.
Cape Girardeau Campus
Below is a letter regarding our students recent volunteer efforts:
Dear Mrs. Reimann and Mrs. Watkins, I wanted to write to thank you for a great service recently performed by your massage therapy instructor, Brandy Crisel and her students. I am the faculty advisor for Jimmy’s Friends, a Southeast Missouri State University student volunteer organization that provides support in the St. Francis Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I also volunteer with the organization and have observed the incredible work the nurses in this unit do. Their jobs are very stressful as they care for the hospital’s tiniest patients. When I asked what more our volunteers could do for them, several had joked, “rub our shoulders?” So, I wrote to Brandy and asked if on Nurse Appreciation Day (May 6th) she or her students could do that. Did they ever! They set up four massage chairs in the NICU break room that day and offered their services from noon to 2 PM…all donated time!
So many of the nurses have told me how much they appreciated it and how wonderful the massages were. I wanted to share that gratitude with you. You have an excellent instructor and students who are very generous with their time and talent. Thanks again.
Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs Director of Health Communication and Instructor Department of Communication Studies
American Red Cross Blood Drives Fundraiser for Melaina’s Magical Playground United Way - Financial Stability Partnership AMT Blankets for Cancer Patients Pink up Cape (Breast Cancer Awareness) GED Scholarship St. Francis Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - Massage students gave massages Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce - Educator Appreciation Banquet Sponsor Stuff the School Bus Supply Drive Senior Matters