Coloring Books Draw Smiles and Provide Support Alli’s Inspirations

Alli’s Inspirations coloring books are making an impact on each floor of our hospital in Hanford. The coloring books were donated by Debbie Cordero and Sharon Carvalho, honoring the life of Alli Cordero who passed away eight years ago from cancer. Alli enjoyed coloring and art while she was in the hospital, and this program is a beautiful way to honor her.

Debbie and Lauren Day, Philanthropy Executive of the Adventist Health Central Valley Health Foundation, visited the floors where patients make selections from an array of coloring books, markers and word searches. They spoke with nurses who handed out the coloring books and learned about patients coming back to our hospital after being discharged specifically to request a coloring book, and of patients who were thankful to have a calming activity to do during their hospital stay. Nurse Manager Brenda Mogere shared that, prior to receiving Alli’s Inspirations, the nursing team had suggested providing coloring books for patients — and Debbie unknowingly filled that need.

Debbie expressed her amazement that something as simple as coloring books can make such a huge impact. “God gave me this idea,” she said. “When he asks me to do something, I can’t say no.” Thank you Debbie and Sharon for honoring our hospital with this special legacy gift.

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