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Young Mayo Clinic Patients Build Memories Through Woodworking

May 19, 2017 09:45 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Friday morning pediatric patients at Mayo Clinic's Children's Center had the chance to be carpenters for a day.

Chad Scheer, a carpenter with the North Central States Regional Council of carpenters, said every month the purpose is to give these kids a break from whatever they're going through.

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"But if it's two hours a month that we can come down here and do a project with them it relieves their day just for a moment, “ said Scheer.

"Kids Build" launched in St. Paul three years ago with kids coming to their office, but some of the kids could not travel that far due to their health.

At that point the carpenters decided to bring the fun to the children instead

Jamie Linsey, mother of two boys, has been at Mayo Clinic since giving birth to her newborn baby.  Her youngest child is being treated there.  She says her 4-year-old son Henry gets bored at times when he is at the hospital with his parents.

"We're at the hospital everyday for a lot of hours and with this my son can do these activities and kind of meet some people and have some fun and get out a little energy," said Linsey


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