Supervisor Don Knabe presented scrolls of recognition to Maxine Burkhammer, Joann Ferrin and Elaine Liston of the Lomita-Harbor City Kiwanis Club for making over 100 handmade dolls for young patients at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Burkhammer, Ferrin and Liston spent over 150 hours hand making over 100 dolls to give away to children undergoing cancer treatment, surgery and other medical care at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The dolls are 12 inches long and come dressed in hospital caps and gowns. The women have plans to make an additional 400 dolls by the end of this year.
What these three women have done is absolutely remarkable. said Supervisor Knabe. Maxine, Joann, and Elaine have brought comfort and understanding to children and families that are going through very difficult times, and we are grateful for their passionate and dedicated spirit.