At the end of the 2006-07 school year Cardiovascular Surgeon Dr. Michael Trotter of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South in Houma donated school bags and various school materials, including pens, paper, sticky pads and highlighters to several deserving students at Elysian Fields School in Terrebonne Parish as part of the Hands on New Orleans recovery effort for the schools that were damaged during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. “This is really good because people in Southeast Louisiana are still in recovery mode,” Dr Trotter said. “Houma is seeing an influx of students and we just want to do our part to help out parish families by supplementing the school supplies students already have.”
Last Thursday, Dr. Trotter was back again donating more than 600 school bags to Southdown Elementary School in Houma. The bags, courtesy of the Society for Cardiovascular Surgery and the New Cardiovascular Horizon summer medical conferences, are a big help to the students in the school, Principal Alton Johnson said Thursday morning.
Dr. Trotter will continue his donations effort throughout the fall semester, seeking out various schools that could use the school bags.