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Hospitalized children receive Christmas cheer

Sunday, December 27, 2009

After opening a new coloring book and crayons, Dalton Rojas, 3, goes to work unwrapping the second gift brought by Miner Police Chief Roger Moore on the morning of Christmas Eve. Scott Welton, Staff
SIKESTON -- Miner city officials and a secret Santa brought a bit of Christmas cheer to some who could really use it Thursday.

Of all the places to spend Christmas, a hospital bed has to be among the worst.

"Our doctors don't want them to be here at all," said Leslie Sisk, maternal child nurse manager at Missouri Delta Medical Center. If a condition such as an infection or respiratory problem requires them to stay, "then we do want to make it as special as it can be for them."

Roger Moore, Miner's chief of police, tried to do just that Thursday morning when he arrived with gifts for children in MDMC's pediatric ward.

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