Pediatric Patients Get Special Visitors for Holidays
Santa and his helpers (some of whom play football) visited pediatric patients.
By LIZ NEPORENT and SYDNEY LUPKIN
December 23, 2014, 2:52 PM
• 6 min read
-- For many sick children, a visit to the mall to see Santa is out of the question. So this holiday season, Santa came to them -- dropping by local hospitals across the country.
And he brought his helpers, including Baltimore Ravens players, New York City firefighters and others. Who says you have to be an elf to be a helper?
"It's something that’s so special because you see these kids, and they come in for their treatment and they're dreading it," said Lisa Scherber, who directs patient and family programs for the Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in Boston. "Everyone sees Santa and they light up."