After workers built a snowman at the site during a winter storm that caught the eye of hospital patients, one worker joked it would be even funnier if the snowman was Waldo. Jason Haney, a foreman here at JJ White Inc., took this idea to heart and set to build an 8 foot cutout of the “Where’s Waldo” character with his daughter.
Haney moves the character to a new spot on the construction site each time his location is discovered by the children. This simple action provides a welcome respite for many pediatric patients who often spend a great deal of time at the hospital. Haney knows the importance of a positive distraction after his daughter, Riley, suffered a stroke at age 3. The time they spent at hospitals while Riley was growing up made them want to help others in the same situation.
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JJ White recently celebrated a construction milestone at Memorial Children’s Hospital when we raised the final beam into place in April. Patients and staff were invited to sign the beam in a ceremony before it was lifted. The project is scheduled to finish in the Spring of 2017.
Photos Courtesy of Heidi Prescott/Beacon Health System