Juan Larralde, Director of the Dialysis Department, dressed as Santa Claus
with Jose Nava (left) and David Barela (right) from La Joya
Christmas came early to more than 150 children in the Mission and La Joya
area. Mission Regional Medical Center (MRMC) and the physician Medical
Staff donated $5,000 worth of toys to share the joy of Christmas with
more than 40 families.
“There is nothing more rewarding than to see Christmas through the
eyes of a child. I wish all of us could take that to heart and see the
holidays the same way,” said Nick Espinosa, Director of Marketing at MRMC.
Kitchenette sets, stuffed animals, and remote-control cars were among the
wide variety of toys that were gift wrapped by several hospital employees.
Toiletries and blankets were also included with the gifts. Wearing Santa
hats and even one department director dressed in full Santa Claus costume,
MRMC employees personally delivered all gifts to children in low income families.