Staff, Patients at Cook Children's Send Letters of Love to Police

A crew that's known for healing people's bodies has begun working to help heal the emotional wounds plaguing many in local law enforcement right now.

Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth launched a campaign simply titled “We Support You” on Wednesday.

Doctors, nurses and support staff swarmed a table in the Fort Worth campus atrium Wednesday morning to hand-write personal notes of support to local police.

The letters will be sent to the Dallas Police Department and DART Police Department who lost officers in last week’s ambush in downtown Dallas, but notes will also go to Fort Worth police and the hospital's security team as well.

Leaders say all law enforcement are grieving the losses right now, after all.

"Letting them know we're here to back them up," said nurse practitioner Lakeshia Johnson.

Many employees Wednesday morning actually took time to write a letter to each of the four departments, and some patients and families at the hospital also took time to pen letters.

Hospital president Nancy Cychol said staff members are hurting alongside everyone else in Dallas-Fort Worth, and this seemed like a good way to help the healing process for them and the officers who need it most of all.

"They were aching to do something – 'How can we get involved to help?' – especially when (Dallas Police) Chief (David) Brown said they're all hurting. And that's just what we do. We take care of people," said Cychol.

Cook campuses across the area will participate in the letter writing campaign.

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