Trick-or-treating at the Children's Hospital of Georgia - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Trick-or-treating at the Children's Hospital of Georgia

Posted: Updated:
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

Imagine being in the hospital for treatment, and not being able to trick-or-treat on Halloween. That's the reality for some children. But Georgia Regents Medical Center is bringing the experience right to the patients.

"It's a great way for the kids to participate in Halloween," said Kim Jaeger. "Child life provides the kids with costumes."

The 21-year veteran staff nurse has donned a costume for three years now, passing out candy, and helping bring the Halloween experience to children who can't be home. This year, her costume means a lot to her.

"I am dressed up as one of my favorite patients," she explained. "I knew I would be taking care of him today, so this was an easy costume for me."

It's not just Jaeger that gets to dress up. Even parents are getting in on the fun!

Crystal Holmes says,
"Trick or treating with the kids, doing something fun," said Crystal Holmes. "A fun event we do almost every year with Ms. Kim since we've been here in this hospital."

Holmes takes her son to the hospital for treatment. Fortunately, he's now in remission, but she said the experience keeps their minds off of sickness and on better things.

"It just takes your mind off things like getting treatment here," Holmes explained. "It lets them know it's okay to have fun. It also lets you know everybody here cares about them. It makes them feel welcome."

Jaeger and Holmes both hope the trick or treat continues for many years to come.

Copyright 2013 WFXG. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:00:18 GMT
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:02:08 GMT
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.More >>
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.