What A wonderful event. The Lombardian even highlighted it. Here is the story that appeared on March 22nd:
Imagine as a small child, ill or injured, being whisked off in an ambulance, surrounded by tubes and other scary equipment, while grown-ups in dark clothing are poking and prodding.
That's enough to cause trauma in just about anyone, let alone a child, so the Lombard Fire Department has come up with a way to help ease children's fears and give them something else to think about.
That's where the Trauma Teddy program kicks in; teddy bears handed out that help soothe and distract children while they are being treated in an ambulance and/or being taken to a hospital.