Must-see: NICU babies get adorable Halloween treat – tiny costumes
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By Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — These tiny trick-or-treaters are warming hearts around the country.
According to ABC News, March of Dimes volunteers teamed up with nurses at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, to help NICU babies and their families celebrate Halloween with handmade costumes and other goodies.
“The parents were able to choose their baby’s costumes to match the baby’s personalities,” hospital spokeswoman Michelle Manuel told ABC News. “The idea is to be able to allow parents to have a sense of normalcy.”
Families also received a Halloween card with their costumed cutie’s footprints, a Halloween book and candy inside a crocheted pumpkin.
Jennifer Behnke, whose son, William, has been in the NICU since August, called the Halloween treat “amazing.”
“It’s very humbling, and we feel very blessed to have so many people on our side and helping us – and making everyday experiences and milestones feel normal while still being in the hospital here,” Behnke told WDAF-TV.