Stuffed animals donated

IN LOVING MEMORY— More than 100 children who face a trip to Rome Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department will receive the gift of comfort thanks to a donation from the family of Stephen LaPointe in his memory. Stephen’s mother, Theresa LaPointe of Rome, who has been collecting donations in person and online, made the presentation at the Kid’s Corner inside the hospital’s Emergency Department. Standing amongst the huge pile of stuffed animals from left are Loretta Myers, RN, BS, director of critical care services at the hospital; Theresa, holding her 2-year old grandson Nicholas LaPointe and Stephen’s stepfather Craig Smith.