Patients Get Into The Spirit At Cook Children’s Medical Center


MOTOR ACTIVITIES THAT THEY CAN PLAY AND BE THEMSELVES. THEY SERVE ABOUT 900 CHILDREN EVERY WEEK. WE SHOWED YOU HOW THE NICU BABIES ARE GETTING INTO THE HALLOWEEN SPIRIT AND TODAY THE REST OF THE HOSPITAL TRADED IN THEIR ACCOUNTS AND SCRUBS FOR COSTUMES AND HAVE A PARTY FOR THIS PATIENT THAT CANNOT GO TRICK-OR-TREATING. THIS IS ONE OF OUR BIGGEST EVENTS. WE ARE AT COOK CHILDREN’S SET UP FOR A HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR- TREAT EVENT FOR OUR PATIENTS. THE PURPOSE IS TO NORMALIZE THE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PATIENTS THAT ARE HILL — HERE. THEY DO GET TO ESCAPE INTO THE FANTASY WORLD OF DRESSING UP INTO WHATEVER CHARACTER THEY WANT TO BE FOR THE DAY BUT ALSO JUST TO HAVE A BREAK FROM THE MEDICAL EXPERIENCE THEY ARE GOING THROUGH AND JUST BE A KID. IT MEANS A LOT TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING ESPECIALLY DRESSING UP ON HALLOWEEN WHEN WE WERE NOT GOING TO GET TO DO THAT BY STAYING HERE. KIDS GO THROUGH A LOT HERE BEING SEPARATED FROM THE PARENT AND TO STAB SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ALL JUST RELAX AND LET THEM BE KIDS IS A GOOD THING. TONS OF SMILES AND THEY ARE SO EXCITED TO GET DRESSED UP. NURSES AND DOCTORS AND OFFICE STAFF JUST GET TO BE PEOPLE AND INTERACT THAT WAY. THEY SEE THEM ALL OF THE

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