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Brooke Mulford debuts Brooke’s Toy Closet, donated to Peninsula Regional Medical Center by the Brooke Mulford Foundation for children hospitalized at PRMC.

Brooke Mulford, 9, cuts the ribbon on Brooke’s Toy Closet, from which children in the hospital can receive a toy to brighten their stay, along with her classmates from Salisbury Christian School, and Denise Billing, President of the Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation.

Brooke Mulford was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of cancer, in 2009, when she was just four years old. Since then, she has endured many hospitalizations and treatments ─ and she has also received thousands of well-wishes, thrown out the first pitch at a Red Sox game, met celebrities and dazzled everyone she meets with her positive attitude and smile. No one understands what it’s like being a kid in the hospital better than Brooke. That’s why she and her friends at Salisbury Christian School decided that helping other children in the hospital would be a great idea. On August 26, 2014, Brooke and her classmates came to Peninsula Regional Medical Center to unveil “Brooke’s Toy Closet,” a special cabinet filled with toys, coloring books and other goodies that PRMC’s Emergency Department and Pediatrics Unit can give to children who are hospitalized. The recipients of these gifts will be able to use them when they’re in the hospital, and take them home to enjoy when they are feeling better. Brooke’s Toy Closet is funded by the Brooke Mulford Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) that raises funds to provide financial assistance to families with children dealing with childhood cancers from the Delmarva Peninsula, to fund research related to the prevention, treatment and cure of these diseases and to provide supplies and support for pediatric patients at the hospitals of the Delmarva Peninsula. To learn more, visit The Peninsula Regional Medical Center Foundation will help to ensure that the closet stays stocked with fun items for children at PRMC. If you'd like to donate items to the Foundation to help fill up the closet for our little patients, call 410-543-7140.