Photos: Stony Brook’s Teddy Bear Clinic arrives in Riverhead

03/28/2015 2:00 PM |
Ashley Reyes gives her teddy bear Peakachoo a shot, as Jaiveon Lee and Alex DeJesus-Siera look on.  (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Ashley Reyes gives her teddy bear Peakachoo a shot, as Jaiveon Lee and Alex DeJesus-Siera look on. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Riverhead students participated in a Teddy Bear Clinic in Roanoke Avenue kindergarten teacher Jennifer Barth’s class Tuesday.

The program through Stony Brook University Hospital helps students learn about health, hygiene and bike and car safety. The classes at Roanoke were led by Kristi Ladowski, an injury prevention and outreach coordinator at Stony Brook’s trauma center.

The students also had the opportunity to diagnose their bears with illnesses or injury and come up with a treatment.

It was the first time the program, now in its 20th year, was held at an East End elementary school.

Photos by Barbaraellen Koch

Kristi Ladowski tells the children about the importance of proper fitting helmets when biking, riding scooters and playing sports.

Kristi Ladowski tells the children about the importance of proper fitting helmets when biking, riding scooters and playing sports.

Ms. Ladowski helps Jaiveon Lee put on protective medical gear before examining his teddy bear, Nick.

Ms. Ladowski helps Jaiveon Lee put on protective medical gear before examining his teddy bear, Nick.

Karisha Mazariegos-Guerrero and Summer Realander work on their teddy bears.

Karisha Mazariegos-Guerrero and Summer Realander putting on gloves.

 

Ms. Ladowski shows the students how to properly buckle up a car seatbelt.

Ms. Ladowski shows the students how to properly buckle up a car seatbelt.

 

 

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