New plush pets help reassure pediatric patients

Patients at Beaumont Children’s Hospital can rest a little easier knowing they’ll have Josh the Golden Retriever at their bedside.

Josh is a plush Golden Retriever that comes with his own easy-to-tote doghouse and a book called “I’ll Be OK.”  The book describes Josh’s adventure to getting well and is used to reassure children during their hospital stay and teach them what to expect from their health care adventure.

Ben, Andy and Ann Glime, from the Jaag Plush Toy Company based in Troy, MI, in partnership with  The Josh and Friends Project, recently donated more than 40 plush puppies, books and portable dog houses to Beaumont. Josh and Friends also partner with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beaumont’s Child Life Specialists and nursing staff  will make sure that Josh is given to children who need special comfort or education.

Josh

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One thought on “New plush pets help reassure pediatric patients

  1. Lyn Baumuller says:

    What an awesome venture! You should ALL be so proud of yourselves. Brought tears to my eyes … remembering when you “boys” were just little kids. Good luck and love to ALL the Glimes!
    Mrs. B

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