The children got the chance to step away from their life at the hospital, engaging in arts and crafts, reading books, and even playing games like bowling and tennis on the Nintendo Wii with the Knights.

Each child displayed a little bit of their personality in the short time with the spirit squad. Some children were laughing, all were smiling, but most importantly the kids were able to spend time being kids for a few hours and enjoy the festivities of Halloween.

“It’s so important for the children in the hospital to not only know, but experience how much the community cares for them. The interactions between UCF representatives and the children was a perfect way to accomplish this. For an hour, patients who have been through so much were able to escape from their hospitalization and enjoy just being a kid,” commented Jennie Cerny, certified child life specialist, on the visit.