Duluth Kids Get Special Gifts

Kids Create Personalized Build-A-Bears for Strangers

Essentia Health has teamed with Wheeler Associates to present some ill children with a very special gift.

Children and Grand Children of Wheeler Associates clients were taken to the Build-A-Bear Workshops store earlier this month, where they created 2 plushes.

One plush was for themselves and the other was personalized for a child being treated at the Erick Peter Person Children’s Cancer Center.

19 patients received the personalized toys, the children creating the gifts were not told the name of the child who would receive their gift, only if they were a boy or a girl, and what their interests were. 

This year marks the first time Essentia and Wheeler Associates have teamed up for such an event but Wheeler Associates Employees say they hope the event will continue in the future. 

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