Classic Good Humor Ice Cream Truck Helps Special Kids Cool Off With Cool Treats

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Zekhi Taylor, 5, (left) and Yazid Coleman, 5, (right) enjoy ice cream from Tom Gesior's classic 1960s ice cream truck (Photo courtesy of Children's Specialized Hospital)

Zekhi Taylor, 5, (left) and Yazid Coleman, 5, (right) enjoy ice cream from Tom Gesior’s classic 1960s ice cream truck (Photo courtesy of Children’s Specialized Hospital)

Shalaya Liggins, 3, Sol Liggins, 3, and Gabriella Neptune, 2, celebrate summer with ice cream (Photo courtesy of Children's Specialized Hospital)

Shalaya Liggins, 3, Sol Liggins, 3, and Gabriella Neptune, 2, celebrate summer with ice cream (Photo courtesy of Children’s Specialized Hospital)

ROSELLE PARK — Children’s Specialized Hospital Medical Day Care recently hosted an ice cream social for the children to celebrate the official start to summer. The Medical Day Care program provides nursing and child care for children who have complex medical conditions, in a nurturing environment that encourages growth and development. The event took place outside the Medical Day Care at Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Roselle Park location on Westfield Avenue.

The event was organized by Children’s Specialized Hospital Medical Day Care’s head teacher, Robin Halterman, who contacted Tom Gesior from T.G. & Sons Ice Cream in Garwood. Gesior is the owner of a classic 1966 Ford Good Humor ice cream truck and his company provides classic style ice cream service to birthday parties, corporate events, street fairs, car shows and many other events.

“Pediatric medical daycare provides skilled nursing care to children who are medically complex and/or technologically dependent. While the purpose of our facility is to provide care that meets our children’s medical needs, it is also our goal to provide them with a typical daycare experience,” said Paris Jackson, Children’s Specialized Hospital Medical Day Care manager. “Our ice cream social is just one example of how we try to engage our children and their families through socialization with the community.”

After hearing about Children’s Specialized Hospital Medical Day Care and the children they serve, Gesior decided to donate his time to bring the ice cream truck and summer fun to their children.

“I love being on the truck. I’m putting a smile on someone’s face and that’s the best part about it,” said Gesior. “What else could you ask for?”


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