Teen Customizes Red Wagon for Community Hospital Pediatric Patients for Eagle Scout Project

Boy Scout Adam Lung and his father, Assistant Scoutmaster Jason Lung, present a customized wagon to Community Hospital leadership for pediatric patients. From left are Jason Lung; Randy Neiswonger, Community Hospital CEO; Tracy Sharp, Community Hospital pediatric nurse manager; Adam Lung; and Carla Meyer, director of nursing and patient care services at Community Hospital. (Photo provided)

In Munster, a teenager from St. John customized a special transport red wagon for pediatric patients at Community Hospital for his Boy Scout Eagle Project. A news release said 17-year-old Adam Lung fundraised then designed the unique specifications for 15 wagons, complete with IV pole and safety belts. “The wagons can reduce stress when used by children who want to have a little fun while being moved during their hospitalization,” Lung said of his research over the past several months. He hopes to study public health after graduating from Lake Central High School next year.

Community Hospital Pediatrics Unit Nurse Manager Tracy Sharp was grateful for the donation, which she said will bring happiness to the hospital’s youngest patients. “Adam’s donation will certainly bring smiles to the faces of our pediatric patients,” Sharp said. “It will help relieve anxiety for them and also ease the minds of their parents.”

Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Randy Neiswonger echoed Sharp’s sentiments. “We are thrilled to accept this gift on behalf of our current and future pediatrics patients,” Neiswonger said of the donation. “It was a pleasure to meet Adam and learn about his engineering and design process. He certainly has a bright future.”