50 Teddy bears have been sent for medical and dental providers who will be working with Brazilian practicioners. The Sailors involved would be off of USS OAK HILL (LSD 51), deploying under the Southern Partnership Station Banner. These teddy bears will be for the use of the medical and dental practitioners who treat children on the island of Marambaia (Ilha da Marambaia), Brazil.
The US practitioners will be working with Brazilian practitioners there. The island is about 50 miles from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. The primary focus of Southern Partnership Station is training, so it’s a small contingent, but they are delighted to receive teddies to comfort frightened or hurting children who need medical attention on the Island.