Sick children enjoy trick or treating at Golisano Children's Hospital
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:22:37 GMT —
Patients at Golisano Children's Hospital got a chance to trick or treat this year.
Sue Karl, a Child Life Specialist at the hospital, says staff wants to make patients at the hospital feel a normal as possible.
"Halloween is a really important holiday for kids at the hospital we don't want them to miss out on trick or treat so at the hospital we have a lot of wonderful people that work inside our hospital to set up trick or treat stations like they would if they were at home," she says.
The patients spent their morning trick or treating through the hallways, and traveled door to door to pick up some holiday treats. The hospital provided costumes for those patients who didn't have one.
Most of the children though had their own. Parents like Meghan Wilson, whose three-year-old daughter has Leukemia, say Golisano's philosophy of caring is what makes the hospital such a special place.
"It's very touching. When we were first diagnosed, every child that I saw brought me to tears because I never imagined I'd be part of this world. And now I look at them and I smile because they are all doing so fantastic and they've become our family," she says.