SSHS Health Science & Technology Students
"Spread Christmas Cheer" With Gift
of Wheel Chair, Wednesday Morning
by: Bobby McDonald
Students in the Health Sciences and Technology Department at Sulphur Springs High School make a trip to the local nursing homes each and every Monday. That's where students Gracie Cable and Katie Dougan learned that Mr. Oscar Smith was in need of a motorized wheel chair. The students came back to their class and solicited the help of their fellow students and soon they were hosting bake sales and other fundraisers to raise the needed funds. Well, after some generous aid from Edge Medical, the students were able to purchase the motorized chair for their patient, Mr. Smith.
On Wednesday morning, the students "spread a little bit of Christmas cheer" when they presented the motorized chair to Mr. Oscar Smith, as they gathered at Carriage House Manor, with a reception and Christmas party. Also, the students presented Mr. Smith's roommate, Mr. Royce Young, a freshly baked coconut cake, just so he wouldn't feel "left out!"
Dougan and Cable presented Mr. Royce Young with a freshly baked coconut cake!
"It was the right thing to do," expressed Dougan and Cable. "We learned there was a need and found a way to get everyone involved to get it taken care of. That's what the holidays are suppose to be all about!"
Meanwhile, a smiling Mr. Smith and Young were certainly excited as they were surrounded by a bunch of pretty girls and the students of the Heath Sciences and Technology Department, on Wednesday.
"Santy's already come!" explained a jubilant Mr. Smith. "Now, I can get where I'm going!"
"To see their smiling faces made my Christmas!" exclaimed Dougan, on Wednesday morning.
"It's just great to see them so happy!" allowed Cable. "That's a highlight of the season!"
"I'm in business now!" exclaimed a happy, Mr. Oscar Smith, as he accepted the motorized wheel chair from
Katie Dougan and Gracie Cable!