OCCA Fourth of July
Posted on 7/15/2016 12:34:00 PM


Patients and volunteers flew to Libertyville, USA on July 3! Patients and volunteers met their friends from Southwest Airlines in the Jimmy Everest Cancer Clinic on Tuesday. Suitcases in hand we received our boarding passes from friendly stewardesses. We climbed aboard the Libertyville jet, fastened our seat belts, received fun gift bags from the Southwest Crew and laughed and cheered for our captain as he flew the jet high in the sky. We enjoyed a smooth and quick ride to Libertyville thanks to our great Captain.


We were given the keys to the city by the mayor of Libertyville, Skip Tangner. Miss Libertyville, Yvonne Starling, delighted us with her beautiful voice and patriotic songs. We sang songs, ate red white and blue cupcakes and made patriotic pin wheels, The firemen of fire station No. 6 came by and showed us their fire engine. They let us climb inside the big fire truck. We imagined speeding to a fire, sirens roaring!


By now you can probably guess our little trip to Libertyville was just pretend, but it was the perfect distraction and perfect place to visit on Tuesday, July 3rd, if only in our imaginations! 


Come visit the craft room any Tuesday during the summer, you will never know where we'll be flying next!Click to enter content