Construction Workers Provide Toys For Kids At Children's Hospital In Greenville

Construction workers building the addition to the children's hospital in Greenville used their cranes Monday to make a special delivery of toys for the kids currently in the hospital.

With their large crane, T.A. Loving Construction dropped three huge bags of toys to the hospital's little patients. Many of the children being treated there are too sick to even get out bed, but are motivated by the big trucks and the big cranes outside their windows to get up and watch, everyday. Because of that, workers decided to provide toys to the children inside. Parents say their presence is just a great as the gifts they provided.

The job site is located directly across from the 2nd floor of the pediatric intensive care unit and the reason they lit up the crane and placed a lighted tree on the top of the unfinished elevator, so kids can look out their window and see Christmas lights.

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  • by Teresa Location: Rouse on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    What a story! These men are the examples of Christ love pouring out on the very precious children God loves so much.May their own households be filled with that same love and joy this Christmas. Thanks men, you are some of God's best. It is refreshing to hear some good news. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF YOU!
  • by Martha on Dec 20, 2011 at 02:24 PM
    Thank you guys for a great job. I am sure many of you may not be from around here and are camped out in motels and what-have-you. What a generous gift from the heart! You took the time and effort to make something special! Merry Christmas
  • by Anonymous2 Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:26 PM
    Special thanks to the ones that donated toys and gave donations to TA Loving to provide these children with gift. It took everyone help and donations
  • by Greenville Mom on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    I drove by the hospital and the crane was amazing! My daughter tried to guess the number of strands it took to light the crane up. Knowing now that it was done for the pediatric unit just makes it even more beautiful! What a wonderful gift for these children!!
  • by Linda Location: Winterville on Dec 20, 2011 at 12:26 PM
    What a "loving" story....TA Loving Company....what a wonderful thing to do for these sick children...There are some good people with hearts left. Merry Christmas Everyone....(I donated blood today, the gift of life)
  • by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 09:02 AM
    Nice to see this done, but I don't think being in the hospital makes these children needy. I suspect that a good number of them have families that will make sure that they have the best possible holiday considering the circumstances. Although I feel sorry that they are in the hospital, there are many truly needy children who will have no holiday to celebrate this year.
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      by rwdrr on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM in reply to
      I don't think the story said they were needy. It was just a wonderful kind gesture to sick children to lift their spirits. Blessings to all involved.
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      by Beau's Grammy on Dec 20, 2011 at 10:55 AM in reply to
      My grandson spent 250 days in the hospital over a 12 mo period before we lost him to cancer at age 29 mo. You have no idea how draining mentally, physically & financialy this can be. Medical bills are staggering. A lot of the kids that are critically ill (as most of these kids in the video are) their families don't have a lot of money to start with & if they aren't from Gville they have to stay here food,gas,lodging). The costs add up & you don't have a lot left for presents. You have no idea how it is to spend a holiday in those small hospital rooms trying to make the best of it for your child & in some cases knowing this is the last holiday you will spend with them. These gifts mean a lot to these kids & their parents & even more to the people that gave them. God bless TA Loving workers & the wonderful caregivers on the pediatric floor. They are an awesome group.Merry Christmas
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      by Nurse on Dec 20, 2011 at 01:52 PM in reply to
      Some of these kids have been in the hospital for a long time. They are having painful procedures done to make them better. Some are far from there hometowns making it hard and expensive for there families to be there. Some have parents who must choose between work or going to sit in the hospital with their sick child. Some may never see another Christmas. What TA Loving did was a blessing. Why do you assume that they are not "needy". The financial impact of having a sick child can be enormous. Hope you never have to experience this.
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      by 40some on Dec 20, 2011 at 03:17 PM in reply to
      What a gift it is just to be healthy and have healthy kids, ay?
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      by Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:49 PM in reply to
      You really have no idea what some of those families go through. I think that what TA Loving did was an awesome thing.
  • by Mike Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 08:49 AM
    A special thanks to Harris Steel Erectors also!!!!!! The kids love the lights on your crane!
  • by Enough Location: Greenville on Dec 20, 2011 at 07:39 AM
    What a wonderful job for TA Loving to undertake this project! God will bless your efforts. What the news story doesn't tell is that other companies were involved in the collection of the toys for these needy and deserving children. I'm proud that the employees from our company found out about these efforts and got involved as well... Merry CHRISTmas!
  • by Patsy Location: Washington on Dec 20, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    Very cool TA Loving!! Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!!
  • by fred Location: martin co on Dec 20, 2011 at 07:10 AM
    Wonderful story,,thanks to all involved
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