Dundas youngsters soap it up for 'grandma's hospital,' St. Joseph's

Community Jun 22, 2020 Dundas Star News

Four siblings from the Dundas-based Francis family soaped up their neighbours’ cars recently, in support of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

The four youngsters, Hudson, 10, Noah, 11, Audrey, 7, and Elise, 7, wanted to do something to raise funds for what they call “grandma’s hospital,” St. Joe’s, where Kelly Yungblut works as a registered nurse.

Kelly works in the Hemodialysis Program at St. Joe’s King campus. When asked about her grandchildren’s car wash fundraiser, she says, “My daughter Jayme and her husband Tim have done such a great job instilling a sense of gratitude and giving back in their young family. The kids came up with the fundraising idea all on their own and I’m really proud of them. I’m touched that they thought to do this for St. Joe’s.”

Like many families during the pandemic, Kelly has only seen her daughter, son-in-law and grandkids during physically-distant visits on the driveway—not only to protect each other, but also to protect the immunocompromised, vulnerable population that Kelly cares for in the dialysis unit.

“Our patients come to the King campus several times each week for their life-sustaining treatments and we really get to know and care about these individuals. They rely on us to provide safe and professional care every time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Kelly. “We have an increased responsibility during these challenging times, and we take it very seriously. Having proper fitting, readily available PPE is an essential part of our day-to-day requirements for providing that safe and professional care our patients can and should expect from our team.”

By washing cars for a day, the Francis family raised $100 that has since been donated to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. As requested by the kids, the funds will be used to help the Hospital purchase PPE, such as masks, gowns, gloves and face shields.

Kelly finds it remarkable that her grandchildren had the knowledge and understanding of how important PPE is to the hospital, and wanted to help keep grandma, her colleagues, and the patients they care for safe.

Dundas youngsters soap it up for 'grandma's hospital,' St. Joseph's

Community Jun 22, 2020 Dundas Star News

Four siblings from the Dundas-based Francis family soaped up their neighbours’ cars recently, in support of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

The four youngsters, Hudson, 10, Noah, 11, Audrey, 7, and Elise, 7, wanted to do something to raise funds for what they call “grandma’s hospital,” St. Joe’s, where Kelly Yungblut works as a registered nurse.

Kelly works in the Hemodialysis Program at St. Joe’s King campus. When asked about her grandchildren’s car wash fundraiser, she says, “My daughter Jayme and her husband Tim have done such a great job instilling a sense of gratitude and giving back in their young family. The kids came up with the fundraising idea all on their own and I’m really proud of them. I’m touched that they thought to do this for St. Joe’s.”

Like many families during the pandemic, Kelly has only seen her daughter, son-in-law and grandkids during physically-distant visits on the driveway—not only to protect each other, but also to protect the immunocompromised, vulnerable population that Kelly cares for in the dialysis unit.

“Our patients come to the King campus several times each week for their life-sustaining treatments and we really get to know and care about these individuals. They rely on us to provide safe and professional care every time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Kelly. “We have an increased responsibility during these challenging times, and we take it very seriously. Having proper fitting, readily available PPE is an essential part of our day-to-day requirements for providing that safe and professional care our patients can and should expect from our team.”

By washing cars for a day, the Francis family raised $100 that has since been donated to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. As requested by the kids, the funds will be used to help the Hospital purchase PPE, such as masks, gowns, gloves and face shields.

Kelly finds it remarkable that her grandchildren had the knowledge and understanding of how important PPE is to the hospital, and wanted to help keep grandma, her colleagues, and the patients they care for safe.

Dundas youngsters soap it up for 'grandma's hospital,' St. Joseph's

Community Jun 22, 2020 Dundas Star News

Four siblings from the Dundas-based Francis family soaped up their neighbours’ cars recently, in support of St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton.

The four youngsters, Hudson, 10, Noah, 11, Audrey, 7, and Elise, 7, wanted to do something to raise funds for what they call “grandma’s hospital,” St. Joe’s, where Kelly Yungblut works as a registered nurse.

Kelly works in the Hemodialysis Program at St. Joe’s King campus. When asked about her grandchildren’s car wash fundraiser, she says, “My daughter Jayme and her husband Tim have done such a great job instilling a sense of gratitude and giving back in their young family. The kids came up with the fundraising idea all on their own and I’m really proud of them. I’m touched that they thought to do this for St. Joe’s.”

Like many families during the pandemic, Kelly has only seen her daughter, son-in-law and grandkids during physically-distant visits on the driveway—not only to protect each other, but also to protect the immunocompromised, vulnerable population that Kelly cares for in the dialysis unit.

“Our patients come to the King campus several times each week for their life-sustaining treatments and we really get to know and care about these individuals. They rely on us to provide safe and professional care every time, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Kelly. “We have an increased responsibility during these challenging times, and we take it very seriously. Having proper fitting, readily available PPE is an essential part of our day-to-day requirements for providing that safe and professional care our patients can and should expect from our team.”

By washing cars for a day, the Francis family raised $100 that has since been donated to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. As requested by the kids, the funds will be used to help the Hospital purchase PPE, such as masks, gowns, gloves and face shields.

Kelly finds it remarkable that her grandchildren had the knowledge and understanding of how important PPE is to the hospital, and wanted to help keep grandma, her colleagues, and the patients they care for safe.