Brandi Maddox, a 10th-grade teacher at Sikeston High School, and her students donated short- and long-term items for families with infants in Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
The gifts included toiletries, handmade blankets, infant socks, snacks and other items useful to Level III NICU families. Maddox’s son, Mason, was a patient in the Level III NICU, and she and her students wanted to give back to Saint Francis to help other families in the same situation. This is the third year Maddox and her students have donated to the Level III NICU. Maddox says the students start working on the gifts in November, spending one day a week on them. In December, they work two days a week at school and some even work on the blankets at home. Total value of the donation was $1,300.
Sikeston High School teacher Brandie Maddox and her students donate items for families with children in Saint Francis Medical Center’s Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). From left are Heiress Ware, Peyton Henson, Jacqueline Glaus, Christy Shaw, Tre Warfield, Mason Maddox and Brandi Maddox.