Patriettes Serve and Perform at Cook Children’s Hospital

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On Tuesday, September 20, 2011 The DBU Patriettes had the opportunity to visit and perform at Cook Children’s Hospital located in Ft. Worth, Texas.

The nurses and child-life specialists on staff had been reminding the children about the upcoming performance and visit from the DBU Patriettes, and by Tuesday the kids were very excited. The Patriettes performed a total of three routines and at the end of their final routine, the Patriettes were swarmed by the children as they rushed to hug and dance with them.

The entire experience was truly life-changing for the Patriettes and something they look forward to doing every month. Captain, Jennifer Janak commented “Meeting the children, parents, and staff at Cook Children’s Hospital put many aspects of life into perspective for me. I could tell that they had been looking forward to our visit. It was clear by their faces and cheers that they loved seeing the Patriettes in uniform and dancing. Seeing big smiles on their faces was worth everything in the world. As we left that night, many people told us what a blessing it was to have the Patriettes visit, but we definitely feel like the blessed ones”.

Head Coach, Lindsay Rose comments that “The purpose and vision behind the Patriettes is that we would build within our girls a heart for service and a heart for loving and pouring into the community. I was beyond proud of the Patriettes tonight as they performed flawlessly but even better, they poured their souls into the children, parents and staff at Cook Children’s. It was definitely an experience that we walked away from praising the Lord for allowing us to have a team like the Patriettes and grateful for the life and talents he has given us. We want the Patriettes to be more than “good dancers” we want them to be Ambassadors for Christ and for Dallas Baptist University. I can confidently say that the DBU Patriettes both represented the Lord and DBU in a phenomenal way during their time at Cook Children’s Hospital. We look forward to partnering with them again in the near future.”