Staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH) make every effort to help patients and families celebrate occasions they may miss out on while they’re in the hospital. This past weekend was no exception. They hosted a miniature version of one of Hamilton’s largest events, Supercrawl.
While major bands performed on James St. North, Paul Fralick, The Lone Rhu…barbarian, serenaded kids in the play courtyard on the hospital’s third floor. He played popular children’s songs to the delight of patients like Dane who danced along to the Hokey Pokey.
Mimicking a popular element of Supercrawl, patient-created artwork hung on a “gallery wall” for everyone to admire. Attendees also had the chance to create their own masterpieces. Kids enjoyed decorating photo frames to fill with pictures taken of them and their families.
The event was a chance to refresh and enjoy a break from the routine of treatment. Life in the hospital can sometimes be lonely, especially for children who feel like they are missing out on things their peers are enjoying. The mini Supercrawl let them focus on being kids and having fun.