Postcards from Mickey, an initiative that sends postcards autographed by Disney characters to children battling life-threatening and chronic illnesses, recently shared some magic with the nurses treating COVID-19 patients at AdventHealth in Celebration. While scrolling through Facebook, Postcards from Mickey founder and Celebration resident Jennifer DiDomenico noticed a post from a childhood friend Niki Patten, who was putting together care packages for the nurses — as her own mother is one of them.
Patten and a handful of volunteers assembled care packages on a weekly basis for 30 of the hospital’s COVID-19 workers — including nurses, technicians, secretaries, housekeeping, transporters and respiratory care. Since March 22 through early May, more than 120 care packages have been donated. These kind gestures of support include healthy snacks, fruit, candy, stress-relief essential oils, motivational quotes, thank you letters and even postcards autographed by Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Each postcard donated by Postcards from Mickey to Patten’s cause was signed by Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. DiDomenico also wrote words of encouragement on every postcard.
About Postcards from Mickey
Postcards from Mickey was created in September 2018, during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The initiative is meant to honor Jarred Paluzzi, a friend of who lost his battle with cancer in July 2018. To learn more, visit PostcardsfromMickey.com or follow @WDWPostcards on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Note: Postcards from Mickey is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company.
The above article appears in the June 2020 Celebration News