Rancho celebrates Pediatric Carnival Day

DOWNEY - A sea of happy kids filled Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center's Jacquelin Perry Institute backlot with the sounds of laughter Saturday at the hospital's annual Pediatric Carnival Day.The event featured wheelchair basketball matches between the Downey Firefighters and Rancho Wheelchair Sports teams, face painting, games, food, pet therapy animals, exotic animals and a variety of other special experiences. "The kids had a great time," said Rancho Recreation Therapist and Carnival Day Chair Julie Helgren. "We want to thank the parents for bringing their kids out, the many Downey service clubs and the Miss Downey courts that supported the event, and all the other Rancho and community volunteers who gave unselfishly of their time and talents to make the Carnival Day so much fun for the children." The major sponsors of the event were Sam & Beverly Mathis and Coloplast.

********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22