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  • Fort Worth College Medical Assisting, Dental Assisting, and X-Ray Tech students help collect books for Texas Scottish Rite Children's Hospital

    Contributed by Joy Cornwell, Campus Librarian

    Continuing their tradition of giving back to those in need in the local community, our Fort Worth College held an on-Campus book drive from October 26 to December 15, to benefit the children who are patients at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital (TSRHC).

    TSRHC treats children with orthopedic conditions such as scoliosis, clubfoot, hand disorders, hip disorders, and limb length differences, as well as certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders such as dyslexia.

    The hospital also provides prosthetic and orthotic (bracing) services for children with orthopedic conditions. The prostheses and orthoses are custom-fabricated on-site in their labs.

    Students and faculty at the Remington College - Fort Worth Campus collected books that were appropriate for children up to 17 years of age.

    This year, the school, led by Campus President Gregg Falcon, Dean of Education Don McLaughlin, Human Resources Representative Jill Howe, and Administrative Assistant Lydia Ramirez, donated 1,838 children's books to the hospital, surpassing the school's goal of 1,741 books donated last year.

    "I love reading, and to share the joy of books with a child in need was especially important for me," said Andrea Applegate, a current allied health student.

    Our Fort Worth Campus hopes to continue this hospitable cascade of books for the patients of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital as an annual event.