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Vol. LVIII, No. 23
November 17, 2006
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Treats Do the Trick During Halloween Visits

Youngsters from the NIH Child Care Center serenaded Bldg. 1 denizens on Oct. 31. At right, NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni distributes stickers to the visitors. There were no tricks and plenty of treats on Halloween for children at the Clinical Center. Recreation therapists took children trick-or-treating at pre-arranged stops throughout the hospital. The recreation therapy section of the rehabilitation medicine department began the tradition more than 20 years ago to make life inside the hospital as normal as possible for children. The event was open to any young patient, relative or visitor who was in the hospital on Halloween.

Below, John Lipski as Spiderman and Ana Lucia Toj Garcia collected their treats while escorted by recreation therapists Holly Parker (rear, second from l) and Kristin Johnsen (rear, third from l). Diana Ciotola of NIAID (l) and Nora Naumann of NIAID (r) dropped by and surprised the group with candy. At lower right, recreation therapist Johnsen escorts Jeremy Smith for a trick-or-treat stop in the pediatric clinic.

Youngsters from the NIH Child Care Center serenaded Bldg. 1 denizens on Oct. 31.
NIH director Dr. Elias Zerhouni distributes stickers to the visitors.
John Lipski as Spiderman and Ana Lucia Toj Garcia collected their treats while escorted by recreation therapists Holly Parker (rear, second from l) and Kristin Johnsen (rear, third from l). Diana Ciotola of NIAID (l) and Nora Naumann of NIAID (r) dropped by and surprised the group with candy. Recreation therapist Johnsen escorts Jeremy Smith for a trick-or-treat stop in the pediatric clinic.

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