BANGOR – Some of the littlest patients fighting cancer will have a new way to play in the hospital, thanks to the Bangor Elks Club.
Wednesday at the lodge, members presented two Brady Buggies to hospital staff.
One will be going to the Lafayette Family Cancer Institute, the other to Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center.
The perk of these Brady Buggies, named after a child who had cancer, is that IV pumps can be hooked on to the back.
“With their IV’s they hook right on to it and even if it’s just for a few minutes it puts a smile on their face,” said Karen Cullen, with the Bangor Elks Lodge.
“Some of our youngest patients really have a hard time staying in their room and these wagons really help with that independence,” said Amy Chase, an assistant nurse manager.
The wagons cost $1,000 each, which lodge members raised.
They also donated Christmas presents to kids battling cancer in the area.