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JFL Thanks Caravelle Hotel & Casino, Teeny Tears for Donations

A baby in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at JFL. (photo by Chivone Thomas Esq.)

Gov. Juan F. Luis Hospital & Medical Center sends a heartfelt “thank you” to the Caravelle Hotel & Casino and Teeny Tears for their generous donations to the Pediatrics Unit (PEDS) and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The Caravelle Hotel & Casino has graciously gifted numerous articles of clothing and other essentials to be used within the PEDS and NICU Units. Each item has been gratefully received and recorded and is soon to be enjoyed by patients.

According to JFL Interim CEO Dyma Williams, “We thank the Caravelle Hotel for thinking of our tiniest patients during this holiday season. This donation is sure to make a difference and will assist JFL in providing support to parents that may have difficulties purchasing baby items because of unemployment or other financial difficulties.”

Teeny Tears is a service organization providing support and comfort to families who have lost premature or micro premature children through stillbirth or Neonatal Intensive Care Unit loss.

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For over six years, Teeny Tears has donated tiny flannel diapers, mini blankets, and no-sew stockinette hats to hospitals, funeral homes and bereavement support organizations. JFL is humbled to receive their very own care package from Teeny Tears.

“On behalf of the entire JFL Team, we are delighted to accept these special donations during this holiday season. When we tend to the health of our tiniest patients and offer our love and support to families during their difficult time of loss, the support often helps these parents to find community as they grieve their loss,” said Williams. “We know that each item represents community and support to our patients and their families.”

For those who may be interested in contributing to JFL’s efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic to support patients and frontline healthcare workers, please contact [email protected] using the subject line DONATION.

JFL is cognizant of the heightened fears and increased stress resulting from the rise in active COVID-19 cases in the territory. The team encourages the community to continue looking out for one another. Take care of yourselves and your families but do remember your fellow Virgin Islanders. Be guided by the health practices outlined by the CDC, maintain social distancing, and stay at home and away from others if you experience symptoms of any respiratory disease.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the V.I. Department of Health’s website at www.doh.vi.gov or text COVID19USVI to 888777.

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