ROCK SPRINGS — Chloe Butcher, a Girl Scout Cadet with Troop 1087, is working toward a Silver Award — the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn.
The 14-year-old Rock Springs girl was tasked with identifying an issue she cares about, something that would impact the community.
She thought it would be nice if children and adults had something other than their phones or tablets to occupy their time during chemotherapy treatment.
With help from family members, she created 50 backpack bags filled with a beanie, socks, gum, puzzles, candy, coloring books, a bracelet and a card that says “always remember, you are braver than you think, stronger than you seem and loved more than you know.”
The medical staff and providers at Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center were on hand Wednesday to accept the donation.
MHSC is a non-profit, 99-bed, regional acute-care facility in southwestern Wyoming. The hospital has more than 500 employees, including more than 30 employed physicians providing care in more than two dozen specialty fields. MHSC offers care in ENT/otolaryngology, family medicine, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics, pulmonology, pediatrics, nephrology, obstetrics and women’s health, oncology, orthopedics and sports medicine, and urology. Services include cardiac rehabilitation, cardio and respiratory, diabetes education, dialysis, emergency care, intensive care, laboratory services, medical imaging, medical and surgical, nutrition therapy, rehabilitation and sleep disorder lab, as well as cardiology, vascular and maternal-fetal medicine services through its affiliation with University of Utah Health. Sweetwater Regional Cancer Center is an affiliate partner of the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.