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Darius and the Raccoon

January 16, 2009

Quote of the day: “Yes, you can wear your Goslabi shirts to work at the hospital tomorrow—but no jeans.”—Janice Dinkins, to an employee at the Medically Fragile Children’s Program of Children’s Hospital of Palmetto Health.

After some much-needed relaxation on the cruise Ellen gave us, Darius and crew headed to Columbia, South Carolina for a screening at Children’s Hospital of Palmetto Health.

Juliet Roberts (far left, with polka dot purse), an occupational therapist in Columbia, organized the screening.

Juliet has been a supporter since she saw Darius Goes West last year, and she frequently gives us shout-outs from her blog, The Roberts in Cola Town. There’s even a post about this Columbia visit. Check it out!

Darius and the crew got to hang out with some VIPs in Palmetto’s Medically Fragile Children’s Program.

Through the program, young people with medical complications receive in-patient care in a special setting. Darius got to meet Janice Dinkins, who hosted our visit to the hospital…

Richie the Raccoon (or “Bennie the Beaver”, as some of his more playful colleagues call him)…

and some other new friends.

The screening was great; Juliet, Janice, Jackie Chappel (who’s in charge of marketing), and everyone else involved did a great job organizing the event.

Props to ALL Medical for getting a ramp for Darius to get on-stage for the question-and-answer session.

In the Q-and-A, Logan talked about the Darius Goes West’s new year-long, million-DVD goal…

and Darius expressed his admiration for members of the health-care community, who everyone relies on.

He stopped short of agreeing to rap about Columbia, though. “That depends on how many DVDs y’all buy,” he answered to a rap request.

Before our visit, Juliet had gotten doctors and other members of the Palmetto Health community to watch Darius Goes West, laying the foundation for a great screening.

The crew definitely enjoyed the visit; it was really great to spend some time with so many amazing people.

Thank you, Juliet, Janice, Jackie, Nicole, Richie Raccoon, ALL Medical, Medically Fragile Children’s Program, Palmetto Health, and Columbia! We had a blast!


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5 Responses to “Darius and the Raccoon”

  1. On January 16th, 2009, Kim Harne said:

    My friend, Juliet, turned me on to this screening - it was an amazing experience for me and I am spreading the word as much as I can (goslabi bumper sticker, Facebook, etc). I hope you guys reach your goal!

  2. On January 19th, 2009, Becky said:

    It was absolutely amazing to have all of you guys to Cola town! Ya’ll have our prayers and thoughts throughout your inspiring journey to make change. Since the viewing, I’ve shown your DVD to various family members and friends and have encouraged them all to get their OWN copy ;-) I work as an OT, seeing many young and old soldiers returning from war facing similar struggles to that of Darius. Even though your emphasis is especially on Duchenne MD, thank you for what you’re doing for ALL individuals with accessibility needs!

  3. On January 27th, 2009, Juliet said:

    Ciao from Columbia! While I was checking the website to see how everyone is doing, I thought I would write a quick note! Every day, people are still talking about the screening and wishing that they had told other people to come. My response to them is…..go to the website and order a DVD! Then that person will tell another person and so on and so on!!!! My friend Tracey wore her Goslabi shirt to the gym the other day and a total stranger struck up a conversation with her saying that she loved the movie! Hope everyone is doing well! Columbia welcomes you again any time!!!!
    P. S. Daniel—the hospital found your book. Would you like us to send it to you?

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  5. On August 30th, 2018, Estella said:

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