Jefferson City Today, Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson will visit five hospitals across Missouri to greet patients and thank hospital staff.
During the visits, Governor Parson and First Lady Parson will also deliver gift bags for adults and children. Items for the gift bags were provided by several state agencies.
“As Christmas is a time to spread joy and give thanks, we wanted to wish patients and their families a Merry Christmas and thank hospital staff who work through the holidays to care for those in need,” Governor and First Lady Parson said in a joint statement. “Not everyone is able to spend Christmas at home with their loved ones, so may we all take a moment this holiday season to give back and count our blessings.”
Governor Parson and First Lady Parson will visit Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Women's and Children's Hospital in Columbia, Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, and Cox Medical Center South in Springfield.
Photos from today’s visits will be available on the Governor’s Flickr page.
“From our family to yours, we wish everyone peace, joy, and a very merry Christmas,” Governor and First Lady Parson said.