Rebekah Lodge #28 donates pediatric equipment Members of the Vermillion Rebekah Lodge #28, as part of their mission focused on pediatric needs in the year 2005, recently donated $500 to the Dakota Hospital Association & Foundation.
This donation was directed to the Rehabilitation Department of Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center (SVVMC).� The donated funds allowed the physical therapy department to purchase a specialized pediatric walker and the speech therapy department to purchase toys and other items used in tactile and visual perceptual exercises.
The Rehabilitation Department was thrilled with the opportunity to acquire these much needed pediatric rehabilitation items.
"Rebekah Lodge #28 has been proactive in seeking out a need in our pediatric rehab services and generously offering to contribute funds to help in the purchase of this equipment. The specialized walker and sensory equipment are used in providing expanded rehabilitation services for pediatric patients," said Bob Brockevelt, director of Rehabilitation Services at SVVMC. "Marilyn Siecke has worked very closely with us to find the best way to direct funds to make an immediate impact on patient care."
Rebekah Lodge is a branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.�The Rebekahs are a fraternity, a world-wide sisterhood with members in 19 countries. Each local lodge and each State of Jurisdiction has its own special projects.
"The state president's project this year is pediatrics and it is our aim in Vermillion to fund that project locally," said Siecke of Rebekah Lodge #28.�
Brockevelt and Amy Hertz, occupational therapist, are pictured with Adrian Beeck, son of Allen and Val Beeck of Akron, IA. Adrian utilizes the pediatric walker as well as other items acquired through the Rebekah donation as part of his rehabilitation sessions at Sioux Valley Vermillion Medical Center.