Bronson Children's Hospital 2018 Halloween Parade
The halls of Bronson Children’s Hospital were filled with a parade of characters this afternoon, bringing Halloween fun to the doorstep of hospitalized children. Each year, Bronson employees from throughout the healthcare system volunteer to dress-up and bring goodies to patient rooms.
Many of the patients dress up too, giving them a chance to show off their Halloween costumes and still get a trick-or-treating experience despite being in the hospital. Among those that made an appearance today were Frozen’s Anna, a lady bug and a superhero princess.
“My daughter loves Halloween and this is a huge morale booster,” says Trish McPherson, whose daughter Elizabeth has been in the hospital for a month. “She can’t get around to trick-or-treat so this is fantastic. We are so, so excited.”
Employees from 30 Bronson departments volunteered to take part in the event. “The Bronson staff members are so enthusiastic,” says Wendy Kellogg, child life specialist. “They get to see a part of Bronson that they might not interact with every day. They love to be a part of bringing joy to our young patients.”
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