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Hospitalized youth celebrate Halloween

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - For millions of children, Halloween is a fun mix of costumes and spooky customs. A group of children at the U of L Physicians Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders got into the holiday spirit, while undergoing treatment.

The staff made their celebration a sweet affair by dressing up as characters from the board game Candyland. Adults followed the Candyland theme, while several children went off script opting for more spooky costumes.

Kyle Sullivan is a young patient undergoing treatment in the cancer unit. He was dressed as a pirate by his mother Erin. She said the costume helped provide a bit of humor in a difficult situation.

Four-year-old Sheldon Lockard is also having fun in the midst of health trouble. Lockard, a leukemia patient, was dressed up in a Spider-Man costume playing around with other patients and staff members.

Autumn Marks, a U of L Physicians Pediatric staff member, says the goal is for the children to have a normal holiday celebration. "Every year we decide that Halloween is a day where if they were in school and doing their normal kid things, they would be at parties, dressing up and trick or treating. But because they have these disorders they're not able to do that so we have decided to do that here in the office for them." 

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