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Manteca man makes third donation  for hospitalized children at Doctors

Andrew Knopf has done it again – donated more gifts to Doctors Hospital to benefit children. Hospital volunteer Johnette Raggsdale holds up the benefactor’s cash register receipt for a case of 60 D...

GLENN KAHL/The Bulletin


POSTED July 14, 2012 1:45 a.m.

Andrew Knopf has a love for children and a personal appreciation for Doctors Hospital and he is showing it with his continued donations that he hopes will make the stay of youngsters more pleasant.

He said last year he was threatened with losing both of his feet due to infections and that Doctors Hospital made the difference in keeping him whole.

Thursday afternoon he delivered some 60 Disney styled DVDs containing about 400 movies for the community’s hospitalized youth. Movies like Lions King, The Muppets and Ratatouille filled a box that he bought at a Manteca department store earlier in the day.

Knopf spent $1,000 on books and toys several months ago, another $250 last week and $600 for the DVDs on Thursday. Doctors’ now has well stocked shelves that are ready to soothe the boredom that can come with a hospital stay for any child.

“The kids can’t help their situation,” Knopf said as he stood at the front counter in the hospital lobby holding the box of movies. “People can go into their rooms and read to them and comfort them.”

He added that ever since he was a teen of 15 he has been doing as much as he could for children including donations to Toys for Tots totaling thousands of dollars over the years.

As he walked out the front door to his pickup truck, he was heard to say what he has said in the past: “If you can think of anything else I can do, let me know.”

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