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100 'Healing Hippos' donated to Bakersfield burn center

100 'Healing Hippos' donated to Bakersfield burn center

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Grossman Burn Center received 100 donated stuffed hippos Monday.

Lili Marsh, who made the donation, said her hope with the "Healing Hippos" is to bring comfort and smiles to patients at Grossman Burn Center at San Joaquin Community Hospital, according to the hospital.

"When you are a child and you are in the hospital, I think you always appreciate stuffed animals, and they bond with them as they live with them day in and day out in the burn unit," said Karen Garner, director of Critical Care Services at SJCH.

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