Young hospital patients get a fleet of new blue wagons thanks to some generous folks


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DENVER — Medicine comes in many forms, pills, shots, IVs and little blue wagons.

Spending time in the hospital can be scary, especially for a kid. So something as simple as a toy wagon can be powerful medicine.

“It’s a little bit of an at-home feeling. You don’t get in and out of a wheelchair, you can get into a wagon. It’s just friendly so kids can pull them around,” Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation Executive Director Luanne Williams said.

And wagons, like medicine, need to be restocked.

“Sometimes they kind of find new homes and so we were short on wagons.”

Thanks to a merry band of real estate agents, more little blue wagons are on the way.

“One of the ladies that works for Oxford Mortgage in our office heard about the shortage of wagons. She had been down here volunteering and found out about that and came to us and said, ‘What can we do?’” Keller Williams DTC team leader Tony Carnesi said.

So Keller Williams went to work and dug deep into its pockets and raised enough money to buy 90 new wagons at a cost of more than $13,000.  And it even put them together.

Being sick is no fun.  But maybe a new set of wheels can take a child to a better place.

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