Friday, August 19, 2011

Six Flags brings summer smiles to MGHfC patients

Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird stop to meet 12-year-old
MGhfC patient Hannah Conlon

Two fuzzy friends from Six Flags New England – Bugs Bunny and Tweety Bird – stopped by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) on July 25 to brighten the day of pediatric patients. Visiting the Ellison 17 and 18 playrooms and about 20 patient rooms, the characters handed out free tickets to Six Flags New England and superhero capes.

“Bugs Bunny came to visit me,” said three-year-old Henry Geis, an MGHfC patient. “He gave me a Scooby-Doo cape. He poked my nose, and I poked him back – he made me laugh!”

The visit was coordinated with the help of MGHfC child life specialists. In addition, several Six Flags New England staff members, including park president Jason Freeman, escorted Bugs and Tweety.

“We were very excited to visit with the children, family members and staff,” says Freeman. “Anytime we can bring a smile to someone who needs it gratifies our whole team.
We look forward to future visits.”


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