The staff at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Allentown recently showed the children they care for that they have a side beyond their medical expertise when they participated in a talent show to entertain their young patients, their families and friends. On Sept. 30, in observance of National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness months, about ten acts entertained more than 100 guests at a party that also featured pizza, ice cream, a disc jockey and dancing.
Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital Patients, Families and Staff Share Their Talents to Brighten Patients’ Spirits
Gathering was in observance of National Childhood Cancer and Sickle Cell Awareness months
Children treated at the hospital’s Children's Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center participated in the event. Both staff and some of the kids demonstrated their talents by singing, dancing and even telling jokes. The performances included J. Nathan Hagstrom, MD, Physician-in-Chief of Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital singing and playing the guitar.
“This gives our young patients who are battling diseases like cancer and sickle cell a way to see the hospital and their caregivers in a different light and have some fun,” Hagstrom said.