April 1, 1996

Celebrity visit

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Jonathan Pierce, a contemporary Christian recording artist, shows a picture from the book he read to a group of children at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. Pierce was an "All-Star" guest of Jo’s Reach Out and Read Club, established by Dr. Rebecca Swan, assistant professor of Pediatrics, and her husband, Dr. Michael Swan, a local obstetrician-gynecologist. The monetary gift for the program was made in memory of their 14-month-old daughter, Johanna, who died in 1999. Andrew Sims, 9, and his sister, along with Macie Grant, 6, and her mother, listen as Pierce reads. (photo by Anne Rayner)