31 Dec '12, 7pm

"The kids will gain appreciation that they are not alone in the world" @NMC_SD

SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors from guided-destroyer, USS Higgins (DDG-65) donated gifts and food to Naval Medical Center San Diego's (NMCSD) pediatric hematology and oncology in-patient ward making the holidays a little brighter for the special group of patients Dec. 21. Higgins' Yeoman 1st Class Jaime Saenz's daughter, Isabella, is currently a patient in NMCSD's hematology and oncology in-patient ward and learned that past sponsors for the in-patient ward were not able to provide a holiday party this year. So Saenz approached his fellow shipmates in Higgins' First Class Petty Officers Association for help. "I found out that the people who had provided funding for the holiday party pulled out the past two years. So I went back to my ship and approached the First Class Association, they agreed to provide funding and assist," said Saenz. "I also opened up the idea to the Wardro...

Full article: http://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=71253

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