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Staffers at J.D. McCarty Center in Norman help patients at Christmas

Nine families were chosen for the outpatient Christmas project at J.D. McCarty Center in Norman.
BY GREG GASTON Published: January 12, 2013

Hancock said the outpatient Christmas project demonstrates how closely tied the therapists are to the patients and families.

“We may not have a lot,” Jensen said, “but we have a lot to be thankful for. Getting this Christmas box is a blessing and it makes our family feel special.”

The J.D. McCarty Center treats children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 21. Founded in 1946, it provides the physical, occupational, speech and language therapy children need to reach their highest level of functionality and independence.

The McCarty Center is the only hospital of its kind in Oklahoma and last year saw children from 59 of Oklahoma's 77 counties. For more information, go

Greg Gaston is director of marketing for the J.D. McCarty Center.