The summer of 2018 has flown by, with some wonderful hospital visits to remember it by. We had the great honor of helping The Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone, open their brand new, beautiful facility and we've welcomed some incredible new members into our group! The children that we've visited will not soon be forgotten, they were wonderful and spirited and left us wanting to return as quickly as possible. We're so lucky to get to share the time them. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Several months back, when we arrived at Mt. Sinai for our monthly visit of Broadway Bingo, there was a New York Times reporter writing a story on the incredible Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department. He interviewed us briefly and then disappeared once the show began, in order to see the affect the in house, live-stream programming had on the kids. The visit was a wonderful one, with kids calling in and lots of laughter. We never saw the reporter again.
Within our group, we've spoken about that visit several times since, for many reasons. It was one of the few times that we've had children healthy enough to be in the studio with us, while we're broadcasting, and it was the visit of Team Jack and Dynasty. At Mt. Sinai most of the kids are too ill to leave their rooms or the clinic, so they have this incredible in-house television system that broadcasts into the rooms. All the shows are interactive, with the kids being able to call and text in, to ask questions or just chat. If we have kids in the studio with us, it's a very exciting day. That visit we had three kids with us. Team Jack and Dynasty were callers who were very special to our group. Their enthusiasm and joy had us talking about them for many weeks to come.
Yesterday, the New York Times article was published and it is wonderful. We aren't privy to a child's diagnosis when we're in these hospitals, so to now have this glimpse into the lives of these extraordinary kids, is admittedly heartbreaking, but inspires beyond belief and makes our desire to continue to be as much a part of their lives as possible, just so much stronger.
We are so honored to be a part of such incredible work.
Spring has finally sprung in NYC, although it already feels like summer. Along with the lovely flowers that can be seen all over our wonderful city, our group of performers has also bloomed! We are so fortunate to have new, extraordinary people joining us all the time!
We have some exciting events coming up with the Kravis Children's Hospital at Mt. Sinai and the brand new NYU Langone Health facility, along with the Stephen D. Hassenfeld Children’s Center. We're in talks to add another hospital or two to our roster as well, as our wish is to visit as many children as we possibly can.
Enjoy the beautiful springtime weather!