Central Island Healthcare in Plainview recently recognized long-time volunteer Sister Mary Reparatrice for her dedication to providing for the spiritual needs of its patients and residents. Sister Reparatrice has been a Sister of Mercy for the past 70 years and has faithfully volunteered as a spiritual leader at Central Island Healthcare for over 32 years.
Kat Bottner opens a book and starts a children's story. Third graders from the Parkway School in Plainview gather round on the floor and listen intently. They listen, but they also watch-transfixed as Kat's fingers fly over the pages and the story comes alive. This is the first time these young students have ever seen a reader using Braille.