Teddy Bear Clinic!

Teddy Bear Clinic photo
Edna Louise Spear Elementary School students each brought a special stuffed animal guest from home when they took part in a teddy bear clinic, an injury prevention program for children sponsored by the Trauma Center at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital.

Learning safety topics such as using a seatbelt as a passenger in a car and wearing a helmet while biking or roller skating, the fun and interactive visit was well received by the students. Taught by Kristi Ladowski, outreach coordinator at the hospital, the students then donned scrubs, masks and surgical gloves to take care of their injured stuffed animals.