Christmas In The Hospital
(Memphis) It’s hard for any child to be in the hospital, but it’s even worse during the holidays.
That’s why Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is trying to make the hospital a magical place for its young patients.
An art team works daily putting up new decorations, that begin at the front of the hospital and continue all way to the different floors.
This year the hospital is using the ‘Elf on the Shelf” to entertain kids.
An elf is placed on every floor, then every night the elf moves to a different spot for the children to find.
Le Bonheur says kids there on Christmas day will also get a visit from Santa.
“We have Christmas bags of donations from the community of different items, based on the child’s age, and gender, and we sneak them in there during the evening hours. So, it’s just like the experience of Christmas they would have waking up in their house. They can wake up and have a surprise in the morning,” said Lauren McCann.
Some of the creative decorations outside of the hospital were made by other children in the community.