Each December, the Trail of Lights at Zilker Park attracts people from all over Austin to join the holiday cheer. But not everyone can make it to Zilker, which is why Dell Children’s and the Trail of Lights teamed up to bring festivity and warmth to the hospital.
All Is Bright
On December 5th, holiday trees and lights were set up throughout the hospital garden and Mark Shen, MD, president of Dell Children’s Medical Center, kicked-off a grand tree-lighting ceremony. Children and their families, along with members of the Seton Healthcare Family, gathered to hear the Austin Carolers sing holiday favorites, including a rousing rendition of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” The children who couldn’t make it outside enjoyed the view through their windows.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
Dell Children’s also joined with nonprofit organization Just Imagine It in a tree-decorating event. Just Imagine It offers support to children receiving long-term hospital care. The kids were given mini Christmas trees and materials to make ornaments, and were allowed to bring the trees back to their rooms.
Humancare Shares Light and Joy
Illness or injury shouldn’t keep a child or family from celebrating the holidays. At Dell Children’s, we take a comprehensive approach to health care. Humancare means recognizing the importance of lifting spirits and spreading joy, which is why we’re devoted to bringing light and life to the children and families in our care.