Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital Receives Generous Donations for Pediatric Project

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital recently received donations from several generous groups in the community — the Electric City Detachment Marine Corps League, the Schenectady Fire Department Station 1, Stewart’s, and Radio 810-WGY.


Veteran members of the Electric City Marine Corps League visited with administrators at Sunnyview. Pictured (l to r): Bob Stealey, Dr. Lynne Nicolson, Sunnyview CEO Chip Eisenman, Vito Cerone, Bob Becker and Mike Carhidi.


Members of the Schenectady Fire Department Station 1 also brought along Santa when they visited Sunnyview so the pediatric patients there could meet jolly ol’ St. Nick! Pictured (l to r): Deputy Chief Don Moreno, Andrew Durling, Nathan Kuhl, Ed Varno Jr., Mike Komazenski, Ed Varno Sr. (retired)/aka Santa, and Lt. Scott Briggs.

Collectively, the groups donated about $8,000 to benefit the hospital’s pediatric project. All donations were directed specifically to help support the purchase of much-needed pediatric therapy equipment, including a ceiling swing, a sand and water table, obstacle course equipment, crash mats, high density foam rebound mats, three-step foam stairs, and cubbies; and a therapy playground with a rock climbing wall, monkey bars, and a slide.

Marine Corp veterans dressed in uniform personally visited the hospital, along with members of the Schenectady Fire Department who brought Santa along in the fire truck to meet with all the good little girls and boys.

A big thanks to all the organizations which donated funds to help support the worthy project!

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