Musicians, magic and more make Halloween a treat for kids at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

 Halloween didn ’t skip a beat atUCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, where patients, family and staff celebrated the holiday during the hospital ’s annual parade.Kids in costume giggled their way through the hospital halls, trick-or-treated at candy stations, watched a magician performing magic tricks, and snapped pictures with the Laker Girls. A variety of departments across UCLA Health pitched in to assemble the candy stations.Spirit Halloween donated costumes to pediatric patients, like 9-year-old Austin, whose costume came together just in the nick of time.Weeks ago, Austin decided to dress up as a character from the video game Fortnite, which he loves. But everywhere Austin and his family went looking for the costume, it was sold-out. The Spirit Halloween team jumped into action and spent weeks searching for the elusive costume at different stores. After a long search, the team found one and had it overnight-shipped. A Spirit Halloween representative then came to the hospital and delivered the costume to Austin, who was delighted to get it just in time for the hospital parties.TheChase Child Life Program organized the Halloween celebration at UCLA Mattel Children ’s Hospital, ensuring that all children in the hospital who wanted to could experience some Halloween fun. The hospital’s music therapy team serenaded the patients during the festivities.Megan Pike, a child life specialist at the hospital, constructed a “robot” mounte...
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