First responders illuminate the night with holiday lights at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital

Hundreds of first responders visited families at Westchester Medical Center Tuesday night to spread holiday cheer.

News 12 Staff

Dec 21, 2022, 4:00 AM

Updated 515 days ago

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Hundreds of first responders visited families at Westchester Medical Center Tuesday night to spread holiday cheer.
Over 100 emergency vehicles from counties across the Hudson Valley visited the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital to illuminate the night with holiday lights right outside the patients’ windows.
The Holiday Good Night Lights event was coordinated by the Westchester County Police Department.
"It's awesome. We've been doing this for a couple years and every time we do it, it's still as special as the first time,” says Sgt. Jim Dress.
Tricia Hiller, the director of hild life and creative arts therapy at the hospital, says the patients are grateful for the visit.
"Being sick is certainly not fun. Being in the hospital during the holidays is a double whammy. They're missing the parties at school, families and friends...some kids worry if Santa will come so seeing the support from the community is fantastic,” she says.
Kids, their families and staff waved back to the first responders with lights of their own, creating an amazing holiday light display.


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