Midland High baseball seniors spread holiday cheer

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The seniors on the Midland High baseball team decided make this holiday season one to remember. This year's seniors decided that it was important for them to give back to their community.

The seniors brought gifts and flowers to the pediatric and geriatric units of Midland Memorial Hospital.

"We know that there's a need in the community over the holidays.
These kids don't want to be in the hospital, so we decided to do what we could to make their day a little bit better," said Sam Bertelson, Midland High Senior.

Nikki Waller is the mother of two-year-old Jude, a patient in the pedes unit at midland memorial. Her family was one of four on the floor who were visited by the baseball players.

"It was such a surprise to see the boys come in, just to brighten the kids’ days. We were really excited to see them. I love seeing the teenagers reach out to smaller children."

After they delivered toys to the children, the boys went up to the geriatric unit, where they sang carols, passed out flowers, and heard stories.

"It's a wonderful service to our community, especially to our patients. They're here, they're not able to be with their families, and they're not feeling their best. So those wanting to offer this service to our patients is tremendous to them, and the families," said Tonia Wallace, Director of Midland Memorial’s Women’s and Children’s units.