Stuffed animals, that is.
My friend Butterfly Wife has been sending us lovely cards of thanks and encouragement for the patients here which we use in our backpacks and goodie bags. She's got a knack for writing just a few, well-chosen words that are perfect. BW sends about a dozen a week and is now up to over 200 cards. (HOOAH!!)
But back to the animals. Recently, saying they weren't doing anyone any good in storage, she sent her collection of small, unused Boyd's Bears for our backpacks.
Upon arrival in Germany, however, one of them ended up serving a very different mission. BW has posted the story here. (Tissue alert if you're an animal lover.)