If you follow me on Facebook or on Instagram, you've seen me post about the Child and Adolescent Recovery Hospital and Jackson Recovery Centers in my hometown of Sioux City, Iowa. It's open and I got the chance to visit it this summer. I can't tell you how excited I am that my hometown, and the midwest, has a top notch facility like this. I can only wish every state could have a facility this wonderful.
Kermit took time out of his incredibly busy schedule to give us a private tour. I can't tell you how impressed and pleased I was to see this come to fruition. Here we are posing with the busts of Mom and Dad in the entrance to the new hospital.
But you can take a tour, too. Just click on the video above (or click on THIS LINK to watch the video directly in YouTube
Disclaimer: The video contains actor portrayals of patients to protect the program's anonymity. If you look closely, you might recognize my niece and nephews playing the roles of patients.
I know Mom & Dad are smiling in heaven knowing that Siouxland is a little bit better place today because of all the hard work and efforts of a wonderfully giving community and amazing volunteers who have continued to make this dream a reality. Thank you Kermit for all your leadership.