BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Students from the Sacred Heart of Jesus School honored patients at Baton Rouge General Hospital's burn center.
Beth Jones, an English and Religion teacher at the school, and her eighth grade class designed capes to honor the patients as heroes.
"We talked about genuine courage versus what society deems as heroic and the students agreed that those battling health issues were the definition of true heroes," says Jones. "I am so proud of them for choosing an avenue that offers comfort by making capes to help the heroes at Baton Rouge General Regional Burn Center feel as brave as we see them."
Students were excited about designing and making capes and were glad that they could do something to comfort people at the hospital.
Some say that the project helped them through their own rough days and helped them relate to family members with illness.
"We are honored to receive these heartfelt gifts on behalf of the patients we treat across the Gulf Coast," says Beth Barback Jarreau, BRG Regional Burn Center Social Worker. "We see so much strength in our patients and your kindness to them means the world to us."