When you’re a child, there’s nothing like having your own bedroom. And there’s nothing like decorating that special place just the way you want it. So when Kerri Arthur contacted Crouse Hospital through our website, we were happy to help make a dream come true.
On July 10, Kerri wrote, “Hi, I have kind of a weird request… I’m a Syracuse native and my daughter Mira was born at Crouse on March 7, 2002. We moved to North Carolina in 2004, and she loves all things New York, especially from where we are from — Syracuse. Every time we come up north, the first thing she looks for in Syracuse is the Crouse clock tower!
We are re-decorating her room "tween" style. She loves all the Pottery Barn-style black and white posters of landmarks, so when I asked her what she would like for her wall, she said something from Syracuse. I'd like to surprise her with a poster of the Crouse tower…”
On July 22, President & CEO Paul Kronenberg, MD, presented eleven-year-old Mira with a framed black and white print of the clock tower to hang in her bedroom. Mira and her mom, along with little brother, Nolan, were visiting Central New York and stopped by her favorite landmark to receive her gift from the Crouse family. Three generations of Crouse “babies” —Mira, her mom Kerri and grandmother Linda Kosakowski — posed alongside Dr. Kronenberg with the iconic clock tower in the background.
When asked where she planned to hang her new print, Mira immediately replied, “Right above my bed.”
Sweet dreams, Mira…enjoy your new room and the Crouse Hospital clock tower shining down on you with fond memories of your hometown and birthplace.