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“Captain America” Visits Patients at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital
by: John Herrick
Posted: April 28, 2023
INDIANAPOLIS–Captain America visited patients at the Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital on Friday, which was National Superhero Day.
Okay, it wasn’t the actual Captain America, but it was an appearance the patients still appreciated.
Captain America is the alter ego of Dr. Matthew Mitchell, a pulmonologist at Ascension St. Vincent. He’s been visiting patients in costume for several years now.
Mitchell says, however, that the pediatric patients at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital “are his superheroes” because they show “heroic strength in the face of tough situations.”
As Captain America, Mitchell handed out superhero bed sheets and crib sheets that were donated by the nonprofit organization “Sheets From Home.”
“It’s very important to our Child Life Team to bring out-of-the-ordinary, very fun experiences to our pediatric patients. They say events like this bring a special moment of joy to the families regardless of their situation in the hospital,” said Brenna Ford, senior public relations specialist at Ascension St. Vincent.
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Local group provides bed sheets to help young cancer patients feel at home
by: Matt Adams
Posted: Oct 26, 2022 / 10:01 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 26, 2022 / 10:01 AM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS — It’s a different way to use bed sheets this Halloween.
A local organization called Sheets from Home donated dozens of Halloween-themed bed sheets to Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital.
Found Ya-elle Halevi said her son came up with the idea after beating cancer more than a decade ago. The sheets are intended to help patients feel more at home.
“We want to bring Halloween to them and bring a smile to their face,” Halevi said. “Give them a home-like feeling and cheer them up.”
The idea started small but has grown over the years.
“We didn’t really think much of it when we did it, but other families started asking us about it and we realized we’re doing something different,” Halevi said.
“We bring fun, colorful bedsheets to kids who are fighting cancer in the hospital. We support kids anywhere from newborn to 18 years old…anything in between goes,” she said.
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