Friday, April 29, 2011

Springtime brings smiles to all

SPRINGTIME AT LAST: Halle Meidan, age 3, and her mother, Jody, gather eggs.

Although this spring has been marked by cold gray skies, on April 21, the day was brightened by the joyous smiles and laughter of MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) pediatric patients and their siblings. Nearly 25 pediatric patients, their families, and caregivers from MGHfC and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital celebrated the beginning of spring with the Spring Bunny in the Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden at the Yawkey Center for Outpatient Care.

With assistance from their caregivers and parents, the children hunted for brightly colored plastic eggs filled with treats and small prizes. Following the egg hunt, the children decorated cupcakes and enjoyed snacks in the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Outpatient Clinic. The Spring Bunny also visited young patients on Ellison 17 and 18 and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

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