Sometimes its tough for patients to get through treatment days, even little things like taking pills daily are rough for some kids. We are there to make sure they have encouragement and smiles through it all. One of our friends at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital just needed a little extra encouragement…in the form of Legos! He was so pleasantly surprised by the Lego sets and bragged that he would probably be able to finish them in just two days. Anything to keep these little faces smiling through the difficult times!
We admire the care given at all of our pediatric hospitals, but we also love to celebrate the departure of patients! After a long stay at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital, we were happy to be a part of this little princess’ “Catchya Later” party. She could not stop smiling and looking around at all her nurses and new toys.
Often times the patients in our partner facilities are in for a long haul receiving long-term care for weeks or months. In this case, we are happy to provide them with the comforts of home based on their list of favorite things. Sometimes just the snugness of a blanket can make all the difference. If you can’t tell, our little buddy here is a HUGE fan of Spiderman! He loved all of the goodies he received to make his stay feel a little more like home.
Some of our newest volunteers had the chance to work with the Jessie and Dr. Robbins from the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute at St Mary’s Medical Center to create a fun evening of crafts and viewing the stars at Quantum House. The patients were able to make their own telescopes, planets and decorate space cookies before they went out to see the stars with Dr. Robbins’ very own telescope.
Birthdays are something we go all out for here at Little Smiles. When the nurses at Palms West requested a birthday gift, we were able to go above and beyond to bring the party with us. When the birthday boy woke up from treatment, he had a fantastic surprise waiting for him! His dad said he was not going to believe it was all just for him… Happy birthday! You deserve it, little guy!
One of our facilities in South Florida requested toys and decorations for a patient who will be in isolation for four to six weeks. It is safe to say he LOVED everything, look at that smile! We are so happy we can provide smiles for kids like him during a difficult treatment.