For Halloween many children will dress up and go trick or treating but not everyone has that opportunity. That’s why the El Paso Children’s Hospital is helping their patients celebrate all week.
All week the children’s hospital has been celebrating with activities to help keep the Halloween spirit in full swing. Children at the hospital on Wednesday will walk through the halls as part of a Halloween costume parade.
Tuesday, kids were able to go to a teddy bear clinic. Each child received a Build-A-Bear visiting different stations with medical play.
Mark Lerma is getting treatments for stomach cancer. His bear was dressed up like Superman.
He gave the bear X-rays and put a pretend IV on the bear.
Lerma told KTSM, events like this week’s fall festival help him and other children be able to do something fun while still remain at the hospital for treatments.
“I think it’s really fun. You get all the stress out and you really enjoy the time with all the kids here and make friends,” said Lerma.
Thursday and Friday, there will also be some activities for the children.
Thursday, children will be able to participate in a mad scientist lab and on Friday special characters will visit them.
The parade on Halloween will start at 11:30 a.m. inside the hospital. The hospital will provide new costumes for the children who want to dress up.