Copiague Boy Creates Christmas Stories at Good Sam
West Islip, N.Y. (Dec. 23, 2016)—The holiday season is filled with generosity and acts of kindness, but a project by one young boy truly captures the Christmas spirit.
When Adam Guglielmelli was in pre-school, he injured his mouth during a fall and was taken to the Emergency Department at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center. During his stay, one of the nurses gave him a coloring book.
“It made me feel safer, more comfortable,” recalls Adam, who is now nine years old.
Adam wanted to repay the kindness he received and as the holiday season approached, he decided to combine his two passions—artwork and helping others.
Adam illustrated and authored seven short stories for the younger patients at Good Samaritan to enjoy while they’re receiving treatment. The wonderfully designed cards feature traditional holiday characters such as Frosty the Snowman, but also focus on some fun, contemporary figures including characters from Pokémon.
“I want them to know that this one kid wanted them to feel special while they were here,” said Adam. “Maybe when they get older, they can do the same thing and spread the Christmas joy.”
Adam is a fourth grade student at Great Neck Road Elementary School in Copiague where his mother, Barbara, says he’s won awards for his artistic ability. Barbara, an outpatient phlebotomist at Good Samaritan, said that Adam has done similar projects at school, but never anything like this.
It doesn’t surprise her though.
“This is Adam,” she said as she wiped away the tears of proud mom. “He just loves to make people happy.”
Adam’s cards will be on-display in the outpatient lab at Good Samaritan during the holiday season.
For information on pediatric services at Good Samaritan, call (631) 376-4444 or visit www.good-samaritan-hospital.org