Story submitted by Stephanie Gomez Sandoval.

To wrap up the year, the Pediatric and NICU Club held its final meeting on April 12, featuring educational presentations and impactful activities.

Guest speaker Matt Rickman, camp director at Alabama’s Special Camp for Children and Adults (ASCCA), presented the camp’s history and mission. He shared some transformative experiences of individuals with disabilities by fostering empowerment and inclusion through camp activities. Club Members donated supplies to make sensory boxes for campers at Camp ASCCA this summer.

Members also got to hear from Sarah Holden, the member recruitment coordinator at “Be The Match,” about the importance of blood and bone marrow donors. Club members had the opportunity to join their donor registry by participating in a cheek swab, symbolizing their dedication to potentially saving lives. Members also planted pinwheels outside the Nursing Building to raise awareness and honor Child Abuse Prevention Month.

The April meeting served as a reminder of the club’s dedication to serving their community. The Pediatric and NICU Club is grateful for the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their community through impacting campers at Camp ASCCA and those awaiting vital donor matches.