October 12 - Hero for a Day at Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone

Today we brought Hero for a Day to the waiting rooms at The Stephen D Hassenfeld Children's Center for Blood Disorder and Fink Ambulatory Care Center. While kids were waiting before & after appointments, they were treated to superhero activities and their very own cape & mask! 

As we colored with one of the kids, we overheard the parents appreciating our visit to the staff. They said their daughter hasn't been as cooperative in coming to her appointments lately, but when they found out there was a special event today, she was eager to get there. I was humbled to hear, yet again, how our presence was enough to make things just a tad easier on the kids and their parents. It's why we're here. 

Our four volunteers entertained patients & siblings with mask decorating, 'draw your own comic book' journals & stickers. Then they defeated the villains in a game of 'Bean Bag Attack!" Empty soda cans were decorated with pictures of superhero villains & the kids threw bean bags to knock them over to win their superhero status. 

They then chose their own hero costume - as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Superman, Iron Man, Batman, or The Hulk. 

In our two-hour visit, we saw nine kids: five girls & four boys

We are so grateful to our volunteers, Katie, Sarah, & Rosaria, for being there with the kids today!