Shining Lights Bring Holiday Joy To Kids In Hospital


It’s never fun to be stuck in the hospital, but for kids during the holidays, it’s so much worse. Not only are they not feeling well, they’re missing out on all the festive fun happening in the world outside of the hospital. So that’s why Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s “Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams” program is such a big hit.

To help the young patients feel less isolated over the holidays, the hospital invites the community to come out and shine flashlights up at the kids who are watching from their rooms or the hospital’s skywalk. And the nightly tradition is something they can get excited about during a rough time.

“When your child sits in their room all day, and especially when they are so sick that they can’t really leave the room very much, it’s very exciting for them to have something to look forward to all day long,” says Nicole Anderson, whose son is in the hospital there now. “It’s a bright spot in their day.”

Source: Detroit News

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