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27-year employee honored with day and break room in his name

Posted at 1:04 PM, Nov 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-04 14:09:36-05

TEMPLE, TX — Bobby Henry, a 27-year employee of McLane Children’s Hospital, has seen it all.

Chief Medical Officer Dominic Lucia says, “This had changed from King’s Daughters Hospital and became Scott and White Children’s Hospital and now Mclane Children’s hospital. Bobby’s been through all of that.”

On Tuesday, Bobby, who has down syndrome, was surprised with a dedication ceremony for Temple’s new "Bobby Henry Day." The Cowboys fan was also gifted an Amari Cooper helmet.

Bobby Henry Day falls on October 28, during Down Syndrome Awareness Month and National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

His boss created a workflow for Bobby and says he follows it strictly. “Bobby having any disability, you would never know it. Being employed 27 years says a lot to his character,” Sharyl Rogers said.

Bobby’s character and legacy is now recognized through a day and a breakroom in his name.

“Sometimes, it can be hard to work in a children’s hospital,” says Lucia. “But Bobby’s smiling face brightens everyone's day. He makes us feel like a team.”