In this edition of "Not Necessarily The News," Tootie Landry talks about how two special children helped to brighten her day.

Hey! I’m Tootie Landry and this is what I found out today! Just the other day I was feeling pretty down. My shoulder was hurting, I had a flat tire and my health insurance premium just tripled. So, I decided to take action to get out my funk. What did I do? I went hang out with some kids! Children have a special way of putting things in perspective.

First, I went spend some time with Callie. Callie reminded me that music and art can be very therapeutic for any situation. Of course, she is an excellent artist and is pretty smart when it comes to her personal issues.

Next on the list to visit was Braylon. I really enjoyed his company, mostly because he is a sports enthusiast like me! When I arrived, he was playing a baseball game on his Wii. Braylon immediately started talking baseball and began his best to convince me the Pittsburgh Pirates can make a run at the National League Central Division.

I love both of the kid’s enthusiasm! In fact, both of my little friends did the trick in getting me out of my mess!

You see, I met both Braylon and Callie at Womens & Children’s Pediatric Unit. Braylon was battling a heart condition and Callie had childhood diabetes. And I’m Tootie Landry and this is “Not Necessarily the News!”