09/10/2008

No horsing around: These groups really want to help WVU Children’s Hospital

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Assisted by a quarter horse named Traveler and a Belgian draft horse named Fred, three groups donated $3,000 to West Virginia University Children’s Hospital on Sept. 10.

Patients from WVU Children’s Hospital petted the horses while hospital officials accepted three checks of $1,000 each from Laborers Local Union #379, North Central West Virginia Building and Construction Trades Council, and the West Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association.

Carol and Delmer Hershman of the West Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association arranged for the horses to be available at the front of WVU Hospitals for the informal ceremony.

Logan Gilhart, a 7-year-old patient from Martinsburg, posed for photographers while her mother, Misty, maneuvered Logan’s wheelchair for a better angle.

Carol Hershman said, “We have the horses, and if we can bring a smile of joy to somebody’s face, that’s what it’s all about.”

For information about the West Virginia Draft Horse and Mule Association call the Hershmans at 304-892-3976.

For information about WVU Children’s Hospital see http://www.wvukids.com/
Photo cutline: Logan Gilhart, 7, with her mother, Misty, and a Belgian draft horse named Fred.

 

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08-171
For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, 304-293-7087
brunaisa@wvuh.com
ab: 09-10-08

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