Yesterday, I got to meet real superheroes. I visited Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago to appear on the hospital's TV show, "Storytime with Dot," where I talked about my personal inspiration behind ELLIE ULTRA. After, patients shared which superpower they would have. One patient called in from her hospital room to say she'd pick glitter power. That one sounded good to me too.
The show was special. It featured a host that has the awesome ability to light up a child's face. It had volunteers working behind the scenes, bringing patients, who were feeling well enough, to sit in studio and watch the live broadcast. And it had an entire staff tirelessly coordinating everything--from the stage set-up to the prizes to the emails and phone calls taking care of giveaways and guests--all to make patients smile.
Then there were the children. Real, honest-to-goodness superheroes with mighty parents and caregivers.
I was thankful, so very thankful, to meet them all.
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Hi, I'm Gina! I'm a children's book author who loves living in my imagination. Check back to see what's happening inside!