Gulliver students brighten Jackson Pediatric Cardiology Center

By Yelany Rodriguez….
While most students probably didn’t think about school or charity days prior to a relaxing winter break, a handful of scholars at Gulliver Prep were busy creating art at the Jackson Pediatric Cardiology Center.

On Dec. 11, a group of 15 students participated in a project to better define the Pediatric Cardiology Center at Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center by painting beautiful ocean-themed murals.

These talented students are a part of “Charitable Arts,” a club where members paint with children from different schools and programs to raise funds.

“It is simply fantastic to see young people helping out like this,” said Dr. William Harmon, chief pediatric cardiologist. “It really does make a difference.”

The Holtz Children’s Hospital (part of Jackson Memorial Hospital) is a facility with 345 beds dedicated to pediatrics, including 66 to newborn intensive care, 66 intermediate care and 100 to normal newborns.

“I can’t begin to express how grateful we feel every single day as we walk into the hospital mesmerized by the wonderful undersea scene,” said Harmon. “It has created a much friendlier environment, making our children more comfortable at a potentially stressful time.”

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