TRUJILLO – U.S. military members and Honduran medical professionals delivered dozens of stuffed toys to hospitalized children at Dr. Salvador Paredes Hospital on September 10, Dia del Niño.
“I was extremely happy to see the U.S. and Honduran doctors bringing these stuffed animals for the children and it could not have come on a better day,” said Magdalena Aguilera, pediatric nurse in charge at Dr. Salvador Paredes Hospital. “The families were really grateful to see their children smile at times like these.”
The U.S. and Honduran personnel assisted the hospital staff in passing out the stuffed animals and participated in the Dia del Nino celebration with pastries, gifts and piñatas.
“I was honored to participate in this event with my American counterparts,” said Amanda Hernandez, a 5th-year Honduran medical student. “It was great to be part of this because seeing the smile on those kids really made my day.”
“The whole day was well put together, and to be part of this special day with the children and hospital staff is something that I will remember,” said U.S. Navy Lt. Kimberly Herm, a resident of the state of Washington. “It’s the small things like this that have a huge impact on why we are here.”