The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a seriously ill, physically or intellectually disabled, diagnosed or undiagnosed child is a gift. To do it with people that you care about and care about you is a blessing. The people you meet on this journey are people you may have never met under different circumstances, but they will become your support system. This is a world that is invisible to most, but we know it is real, just like we know White Bear is, too. We are happy to introduce to you some of the folks about our town. There are many more that make this world possible and we are so grateful to every one of them.
White Bear invites you to join him in his virtual world and welcomes chronically ill children, children facing any kind of difficulty, their siblings, family and friends. Keep checking back because White Bear has a lot of plans, like games and word searches and town planning, too.
White Bear wants all children who are struggling to know they are not alone!
Mayor and Ambassador Angel
Meet Mayor Angel, the highest ranking official in White Bear’s World. As Ambassador of White Bear’s World, Angel is responsible for representing White Bear’s World and is the head of the Welcoming Committee for all official and social visitors.
Angel is the inspiration behind White Bear’s World. She was born with VATER Syndrome and has had over 30 surgeries since she was born, most recently a kidney transplant and spinal surgery. She is now 13 years old! Questions about White Bear’s World and White Bear himself and spending time in the hospital can be directed to Angel by message and comments any time.
As White Bear’s Librarian, it is Jacob’s job to help children and their parents choose books, do research and answer questions on current events. He is the local expert on all the children’s books in the White Bear’s World Library. He has a story time hour every Tuesday morning. He is often on WB News Channel 11 as a guest on numerous talk shows and newscasts. At night you can find him at Joe’s Diner where he is the cook and manager.
As News Anchor of at WB News Channel 11, it is Lisa’s job to let everyone know what’s happening in White Bear’s World. As the news anchor she delivers the day’s events on a Channel 11 at 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm. Look for her editorial comments at 5:00 on Wednesday’s and in the weekend White Bear Gazette Editorial Page. From her view of White Bear’s World from the air, she was able to draw an accurate map of the area, landing her the job of City Planner. So when she is not working on the news she works in City Hall.
Marie is the Principal of the Elementary School and teaches English at the High School. She previously worked as the City Planner part time, but since White Bear’s World has been officially mapped out, Mayor Angel felt that Lisa should be in charge of all city planning. Everyone in town voted unanimous approval which pleased Marie because it gives her more time to tutor students and write novels.
Jeana is the Art Teacher at the Elementary School, Middle School and High School in White Bear’s World. She is also available for private lessons for children and adults. You can see her work around town, on buildings, billboards and in galleries. Jeana also teaches swimming lessons at the community pool on Sunday afternoons. Guppies and Minnows welcome.
Sasha teaches guitar, balalaika and drums to the residents of White Bear’s World. He is always taking on new students. Sasha performs in the local theatre on the weekends and occasionally can be seen on WB News Channel 11.
When it comes to baked goods, everyone in White Bear’s World goes to Beth’s Bakery. Using only the finest and freshest ingredients, her cakes, cookies, cupcakes, specialty sandwiches and breads are the most popular items in her store. She is open early on Tuesday mornings for breakfast so the kids can get a hot meal before Jacob opens the library early for story time.
Whether you want to learn how to play golf or just improve your swing, come to Poppa’s Golf Emporium and Golf Course to see what we have to offer. Some of the most famous players have played this course over the years. Lessons for every level available. Sign up for three lessons and receive one custom club on Poppa.
On his off hours, Poppa E is known as E Fleisch and comes to you live from 77 WBW Radio where he hosts the number one radio show in town, Rap Around the World.
Brigitte is the owner and manager of Brigitte’s Pets and Grooming. Because all pets are different, Brigitte uses shampoos and conditioners specially blended for your pet. Brigitte offers doggie daycare, exercise classes and basic training classes scheduled conveniently throughout the day. Her specially trained staff can help you choose your new pet from her pet store, PJ’s Pets, right next door. No dogs come from puppy mills. All Brigitte’s animals are either rescued or are born on premises. Come tour her facility, you will be glad you did.
Lucy is the owner of Town Center Arts and Crafts. She has just about anything you can imagine for the creative person in your life. Paintbrushes, air brushes, canvases, drawing supplies, easels, fabric painting supplies and pastels are just a few of the things you’ll find. Town Center Arts and Crafts also stocks jewelry making, candle making, needle arts and floral supplies. Of course there are items created specifically for children, such as child-size easels, finger paints and colorful stickers. She also does clothes alterations for special needs and custom designs by request. If you can imagine it, Lucy can make it. Lucy’s classes fill up quickly so make sure you check her board at the front of the store for class offerings. When Lucy is not at the shop you can find her at the Hospital Lab making sure that everyone’s numbers are accurate and available.
Kelly and Kirsten
Kelly and Kirsten run the Children’s Playroom at WB Medical Center. They oversee activities and makes sure your child has time “just to be a kid again.” They are qualified early childhood teachers and child life specialists. Both of these wonderful women know that the hospital can be a frightening place for some and for others, it is a second home. Be assured that the hours your child and siblings spend in the playroom will be safe, happy, and most importantly, fun. When they are not at the playroom, visiting children on the floor or accompanying them to surgery, or home with her own family, you can find them both at the WBW Day Care Center where they teach classes in their spare time.
Northside Florist is a family owned business and has been proudly serving White Bear’s World and the surrounding area for three generations. Marc majored in Art at White Bear College before managing the shop and becoming the chief designer. He and his staff are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. They specialize in making your occasion special.
To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 1 day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Purim, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.
Doc provides quality health care to the citizens of White Bear’s World and the rural communities outside city limits. He is the Chief of Staff at WB Medical Center where he runs a clinic for kids with special needs. When he is not in the hospital he is staffing his out-patient clinic. He is well known at all the major Children’s Hospitals and Specialty Clinics. As the Co-Founder of the White Bear World Multi-Specialty Congenital Center with his partner, Dr. M, they are frequently invited to lecture in the surrounding communities. On his rare off time, he enjoys spending time with his family.
White Bear Medical Center Nursing Staff
There are so many amazing nurses at our hospital. It is impossible to mention them all. Some of the nurses who have been here since the hospital opened and have been taking care of Angel since she was a baby are Nurse Siobhan, Nurse Joellen, Nurse Holly, Nurse Barb, Nurse Tarah, Nurse Jenn, Nurse Kim, Nurse Marge, Nurse Vicki, Nurse Tina, and Nurse Jody. They provide specialized nursing care to the kids on the Pediatric Floor and the Pediatric ICU at WB Medical Center. They provide specialized care to babies, children of all ages and teenagers when they are at the hospital. They provide nursing care to kids with acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions. They work closely with all the doctors and residents and often help him in the out-patient clinic. They are members of the White Bear World Nursing Society and frequently lecture at the local college.
Nurse Jon provides specialized nursing care to the kids in the surgical suite, the Pediatric Floor and the Pediatric ICU at WB Medical Center. He provides care to babies, children of all ages and teenagers when they are at the hospital. He supervises the staff and provides nursing care to kids with acute and chronic medical and surgical conditions. He works closely with Doc, Dr. Al and Dr. Val and Dr. Chuck. He often volunteers in the out-patient clinic. He is a member of the White Bear World Nursing Society and is currently studying for his ARNP license. He has been Angel’s nurse since her first major surgery at WB Medical Center.
White Bear’s College is so proud to announce that Dr. Chuck, an internationally known pediatric surgeon has been appointed Dean of the College of Medicine and Surgery. He specializes in surgically repairing newborn anomalies; congenital colo-rectal reconstructing and caring for critically ill children. When not in surgery, teaching medical students, interns and surgical residents he can often be found at his apple orchard enjoying a beautiful White Bear World afternoon.
Jennifer the Beautician
Jennifer has just moved to White Bear’s World from the big city where she worked at one of the elite salons. She now brings hear years of experience and talent to our town. Escape to beauty and luxury and allow Jennifer and her talented staff to pamper you with her luxurious amenities as you relax in the ambience of the former mayor’s home. A hair, nail, massage and spa experience not to forget. Remember, Marc from Northside Florist and Lucy from Town Center Arts and Crafts offer special packages in conjunction with Jen’s wedding services and Beth’s Bakery makes the best wedding cakes in town.
Camp Owner and Director
Phyllis had her first camp experience when she was only seven years old. From that time on she always dreamed of owning my own camp. When she had the chance to buy land in White Bear’s World, her dream to have a camp was about to come true. She works very hard to provide children with serious illness and all kinds of special needs to have a safe and fun camp adventure, White Bear Style.
Saumil the Pharmacotherapy Specialist and the “go-to” expert for assessing and figuring out complicated issues that occur in our unique White Bear pediatric population. His staff even provides home delivery when needed! Open 24 hours a day, even on holidays.