AND IF YOU FIND STORM TROOPERS, GHOST BUSTERS AND
PUPPIES IN THE SAME ROOM.
YOU KNOW IT'S' GOING TO BE A PRETTY GREAT EVENT.
THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE FOUND AT SACRED HEART CHILDREN'S
KXLY4'S DREW REEVES IS WORKING 4 YOU.
WITH A LOOK AT THE HALLOWEEN PARTY FOR SOME VERY DESERVING
For everyone involved in this Halloween party here
at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, it's a break
from the ordinary, and a chance for these kids to
just be a kid.
COSTUMES AND CANDY ARE A STAPLE AT EVERY HALLOWEEN
BUT FOR THESE CHILDREN.
THEY MEAN SO MUCH MORE THAN YOUR AVERAGE CELEBRATION.
:24 - :29
KIRSTEN CARLILE/DIRECTOR OF FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICES
It's just a fun day to really hear a lot of giggles
in times when it's hard for families.
WHILE MANY OF THESE KIDS SPEND THEIR DAYS FIGHTING
FOR THEIR LIFE.
TODAY, THEY GET TO FORGET ABOUT THEIR ILLNESS.
AND FOCUS ON FUN.
AND THE EVENT WOULDN'T BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE HELP
WHO BRING THEIR PETS.
OR PRETEND TO BE SOMEONE FROM A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY.
:12 - :21
I came in off the elevator and I looked over and
saw Darth Vader right there and I was just like 'oh,man!
Alright, I'm on the dark side.' W14 23
MELISSA SAID WHEN SHE ARRIVED WITH HER SON TODAY.
SHE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW THIS HALLOWEEN PARTY WAS HAPPENING.
HER SON, DYLAN, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH LEUKEMIA ON MAY
SHE SAYS SHE COULDN'T BE MORE THANKFUL THE HOSPITAL
IS GIVING HER SON A REASON TO SMILE THIS HALLOWEEN.
:32 - :40
I love Halloween, it's one of my favorite holidays.
So, I just love that they're putting a lot of effort
into it and making it fun.
AND FOR THE VOLUNTEERS.
SEEING THOSE SMILES IS WHAT MAKES IT ALL WORTH IT.
:31 - :45
SCOOTER MAHONEY/DIRECTOR OF PET VISITATION
A day like today, where the kids are able to come
in and enjoy doing their little festivities with their
cookie making and visit all the dogs.
they're out of bed.
That's just a huge thing for all of us to see.
:33 - :42
And these parties aren't just for Halloween.
Sacred Heart says they plan to do them for every major
holiday coming up.
Reporting at Sacred Heart Children's Hospital, Drew
Reeves, KXLY 4 News.