Ghost and Goblins roam the hallways of Children’s Hospital
The six-year-old was in a car accident and is recovering in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. But, not even those issues could stop Taylor from having a fun Halloween. He went trick-or-treating through the hallways of the hospital.
“I was so happy, being that Taylor is getting better and he was able to go,” says Taylor’s mother, Wendy Sanders. “Because, yesterday he went into surgery. We thought maybe he wasn’t going to be able to get up.”
Taylor’s seat belt tighten up on him when the car he was riding in hit a telephone pole to avoid striking a deer.
“But when they brought his costume, he went to smiling and it just brought tears to my eyes,” added his mother. “Because, I know he was a normal child that enjoys Halloween and he still got to be able to go.”
“I had a good time, thank you all,” says Taylor.
The Medical Director of Children’s Hospital, Dr. Anthony Pearson-Shaver says they have hosted the Halloween Children’s Hospital parade for more than 17 years.
“It’s all about letting the kids in the hospital enjoy the same childhood fun, that other children who are not in the hospital have on Halloween,” says Dr. Pearson-Shaver. “It’s good that we are providing that kind of atmosphere here. You know children need a children’s hospital. That’s what we’re trying to provide.”
Doctors, nurses and other hospital staff dressed in costumes to set a spooky scene as they gave away candy.
Although they wore disguises, many of children recognized their doctors and nurses. The hospital staff says it was all worth it to make their patients happy.
“Last night, when I was getting ready and getting all the outfits done I was just thinking, of them this morning and when I saw them smile, it’s just like a dream come true,” says Dr. Igor Areinamo.