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Saturday August 1st, 2015 4:16PM

Bob's trains unveiled at NGMC pediatric unit

By Katie Austin
GAINESVILLE-Former Chief of Staff and surgeon, Dr. Robert Tether joined with family and friends at the pediatric unit of Northeast Georgia Medical Center to unveil an interactive train exhibit made possible by his donation.

According to Dr. Tether's son Rusty trains were a big part of his dad's life while not at the hospital.

Rusty Tether said,"Personally it's a culmination of a desire we had to keeps Dad's trains going.

According to Rusty Tether, the idea to donate the trains came about over a year ago when Dr. Tether was no longer able to work on them.

Rusty Tether said, "We wanted to give something back to the community as well with the trains."

Nancy Colston, Executive director of the Medical Center Foundation said this is the first donation of its kind and the hospital was happy to have it.

Coston said, "All of his [Dr. Tether's] trains have been sold and donated making possible the circus model trains that are there today."

Colston also said, "There were certainly challenges along the way when you are just looking at the space and working with the volunteers, but they did a phenomenal job of creating a center for children where they are interactive and the children can really get in there and play. So I think our challenges were very minor in comparison."

The exhibit is located on the third floor of the women's and children's pavilion for children to play wih. Children can push buttons on the front of the exhibit's case to make the circus elements move.


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