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Archive for January 2019

ToyMakers putting a smile on a child’s face one toy at a time

PALM HARBOR – Laying in a hospital bed scared and lonely wondering what will happen next. Staring at the wall waiting. Wishing you could be anywhere else. Watching all the doctors and nurses run by and playing with the IV in your arm. A nurse walks in with a hand-crafted wooden toy. The child’s face…

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Making Smiles One Toy at a Time

The five-year old boy tried to listen as his parents talking with his doctor in the hallway of a Tampa Bay pediatric hospital. His condition would require difficult procedures over a long period of time, he overheard. The child’s head dropped, and he was near tears. Bob Helms, president of the nonprofit Toymakers of East…

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