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Very Sweet Trick-or-Treat

November 01, 2018 03:59 AM

(ABC 6 News) -- Most kids look forward to going door-to-door in costume, trick-or-treating on Halloween.

But kids who are also patients at Saint Marys Hospital don’t get to walk around their neighborhoods.

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Instead, doctors and nurses brought the trick-or-treating to them.

“We’re here today to celebrate Halloween with the children at Saint Marys Hospital,” said Jill Hunchis, a pediatric nurse practitioner and on Wednesday, also a green crayon.

“This is a great day for everybody to get dressed up, and we’re here to celebrate and share happiness and smiles,” she said.

“Halloween was a little different than we expected,” said Martijn Bos, who was dressed as a robber as his 4-year-old son, Christian sat in uniform in a mock police car.

“We came in, were admitted yesterday, Christian had a little bit of a fever. I think we made the best of it. We brought his costume and, as you can see his police car, and get to celebrate it this way with all the other kids,” he said.

Hospital staff, dressed as movie characters, elves, and superheroes, went door-to-door for their tiny patients, handing out play-doh, candy, and other treats.

“Christian told his mom and me to be the robbers. Christian wanted to be the police officer,” dad said.

“It’s just great to let the kids, with the situation of being in the hospital, to get to have a normal Halloween and dress up and trick-or-treat,” Hunchis said.

“It’s been a great experience to be able to do this, share this with the other kids and make it as normal as possible has been great,” Bos said.

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