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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Respiratory Presentation Leaves Kids Breathless

CCHS respiratory therapist Tom Anderson has just completed his first year on the job


Dena Wood

CCHS Respiratory Therapist Tom Anderson didn't have any trouble capturing the attention of Waitsburg fourth and fifth grade students when he visited their classroom as part of the hospital's outreach program last week. Here, Anderson exudes enthusiasm as he blows air to expand a human lung held by Teighan Anderson. Amy Bly and Benjamin Gason III take turns holding a heart.

WAITSBURG – "Stick your finger right in that chamber there. Go ahead!" said Columbia County Health System Respiratory Therapist Tom Anderson to a student holding a human heart. Anderson, who is celebrating his one-year anniversary with CCHS, held Waitsburg fourth and fifth graders spellbound during a visit to their classrooms last week.

And why wouldn't he? It's not every day that a visitor shows up with an actual heart and lung that students can touch and feel. Anderson looked like he was having as much fun as the kids as he used a pump to inflate the lung a student held in her hands.

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