Thanksgiving Away From Home

6:58 PM, Nov 22, 2012   |    comments
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For some people, Thanksgiving means spending time with family, but this year a knee replacement surgery left Carrie Bloodsworth sitting in a hospital instead of at a dinner table.

Bloodsworth says she won't let that fry her spirits, though. She says, "It could be a whole lot worse, but I'm thankful for the things that I do have, a nice home, good friends, and a brand new knee."

Volunteers like Joyce Norris want to see all patients have that same spirit. So she's going room to room delivering over 20 fruit baskets and a little company.

Norris says, "I thought I would come in on Thanksgiving because I thought, not only would it be good for me to get out and help people, I thought I could bring a little cheer to the patients, because I can't imagine being in a hospital for any holiday, but Thanksgiving is such a family day that if someone is in here and they don't have any visitors, it would be a very sad occasion for them."

And after a day of making new friends, Norris and Bloodsworth say, even though they aren't with their loved ones this year, they still have a lot to be thankful for, including each other.

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