it was truly an honor and my pleasure
on a chilly december evening
to gather with hundreds
of friends and strangers
from all parts of the community
reaching out with lights and song
to wish children sweet dreams.
WHAT IS “MOONBEAMS FOR SWEET DREAMS”?
“Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams,” is a program created by the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.
Every evening at 8 p.m. during the month of December pediatric patients will shine flashlights from the hospital windows and look for people from the community who are standing outside the hospital to flash them back. It only takes a few minutes, but it will mean a lot to these young patients and their families.
“Many children are unable to leave their rooms and can feel isolated in the hospital as the rest of the world continues without them, and have trouble falling asleep” Beaumont Children’s Child Life Supervisor Kathleen Grobbel said. “With the help of the community, we can make sure they go to bed with smiles on their faces.”
If you want to put a smile on the faces of some kids that are spending the holidays hospitalized … it’s time to grab a flashlight and head to Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak.
That’s where you can help by being a part of Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams.
“deep in the meadow, hidden far away
a cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
forget your woes
and let your troubles lay.”
credits: beaumont children’s hospital, wwj radio