The St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri decided to brighten the hearts of mom and dads who have their tiny babies in the NICU ward.
The staff of nurses and March of Dimes volunteers, decided to help dress the babies in superhero costumes such as; Superman, Captain America, Batman, Wonder Woman and even a butterfly with wings. The babies parents selected the costumes out and the volunteers cut and sewed and crocheted costumes for the 35 babies.
“Families in our NICU may spend weeks or months here, and it can be an emotional time,” hospital spokeswoman Michelle Manuel told CNN.
“Providing an opportunity for them to celebrate Halloween with their little ones allows them a sense of normalcy, and to celebrate their baby’s first milestones, which is what every family wants to do.”
The parents weren’t just given a chance to celebrate their baby’s first Halloween, they were also given a special, “Trick or Treat, smell my feet” birth card that had their baby’s footprints on them, a crocheted pumpkin with treats inside and a Halloween book called, “It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!”
They did say that the NICU isn’t stopping there, they’re already planning out the next upcoming holidays and how they’re going to top their Halloween costumes.
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