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GRH Family Birthing Center Nurse Manager Debbie Shorb presents new mother Brianne Bevell and son Braeden, La Grande, with the “Click Clack Moo” quilt designed and donated to Grande Ronde Hospital last June by Central Elementary 3rd graders.
LA GRANDE -- It has been said that the best art has both form and function. This is a story about Braeden Bevell, a lucky little baby boy who received a one-of-a-kind work of art that will also keep him warm this winter.
On August 14, 2011, Cory and Brianne Bevell, La Grande, had their first child, Braeden, at Grande Ronde Hospital’s Family Birthing Center. Brianne’s name was automatically entered to win a colorful piece of original art in the form of a unique, hand-made quilt.
The quilt was generously donated to the Hospital’s Family Birthing Center last June by students from Kristy Boyd’s 3rd-grade class at Central Elementary. The quilt is comprised of panes depicting the students’ original artwork to retell the story of “Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type” – one of the books the class had read during the school year.
The quilt has been on display in the FBC throughout the summer and every woman who has had a baby at the Hospital was added to a drawing. One lucky baby's mother was chosen at random on Labor Day. The Center’s Nurse Manager Debbie Shorb picked Bevell from dozens of names.
Bevell, a dental hygienist,was excited to hear she had won and visited the Center nearly a month to the day after Braeden had been born. Asked what she planned to do with the quilt, Bevell said she wanted Braeden to use it.
“Oh, yeah, I’ll definitely use it. I think it’s an awesome, fun project. I love the creative part of it,” said Bevell.
During Bevell’s visit to receive the gift, FBC nurses were happy to see how much Braeden had grown in a month and how healthy and happy he and his mother looked. They presented him with the quilt, a story book the students had put together, and – for Braeden’s baby book – the display copy of the press release and picture from the June presentation by Central Elementary.