If you are a child tied to a hospital bed, it may seem impossible to enjoy life. However, it can make the difference that you enjoy something during the day. That is exactly what this sweet community has set itself for the local Children's Hospital!
What started goodbye …
Steven Brosnihan has spent the past eight years completely changing the lives of sick children in Providence, Rhode Island. The hero is not a doctor – he is a cartoon artist. He began his first volunteer work at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence in 2010 when he made a simple but life-changing discovery.
As he cheered up the patients, he noticed something that was still relevant: the fact that his bus stop was visible from several hospital windows. He told the children he visited that they were looking out of their windows at 8:30 pm (as he left work), he had his bike lights come on to say good night. At that time Brosnihan did not think much about it – but it soon changed the schedule of the whole church!
Something close to magic
After noticing how pleased the patients were with his friendly gesture, Brosnihan decided to involve more people in the nocturnal ritual. The hospital was overflowing a river across from some local Providence stores. So Brosnihan decided to reach them and invite them to join his tradition.
First, he gathered only a handful of companies willing to flash their lights. However, when word spread of his heartwarming mission, more groups joined to support the children in the hospital on the other side of the river. Soon, bars, libraries, restaurants and even police cruisers were involved – and the patients were overwhelmed by the joy!
A dazzling, breathtaking sight
Now at 20:30 every night, the "Minute of magic"Follow Hasbro's patients Sparkling lights fill the skyline for the sick children to bring them happiness before they go to sleep, and for the children who witness the touching ritual, it can illuminate their incredible value.
Brosnihan says the magic gesture – now known as Good Night Lights – helps sick children feel special. Those who experience it for the first time experience a brilliant surprise! Although the community In gratitude for the sweet ritual, the hospital's patients ask them to thank them every night … by throwing back their own lights.