By Tori Mason

DENVER (CBS4) — Getting dressed up to go trick-or-treating is something children look forward to all month. Unfortunately, some are too sick on Halloween to go out.

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That’s why the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children has “reverse” trick-or-treating.

Since many of the patients at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children can’t leave their rooms, the staff brought Halloween to them.

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Hospital staff put on costumes and knocked on patient’s doors. Instead of asking trick-or-treat, they gave out baskets full of goodies.

Some parents brought costumes so their kids could join in on the fun. Faith, a patient at RMHC, was delivered her favorite “llama-corn” hat to wear on Halloween.

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Faith and her brother can’t trick-or-treat together, so he sat at her bedside while the staff brought her candy.

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Employees say being able to work with these children is priceless.

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“We want to do everything we can do to help them experience the same holiday as their friends and peers who aren’t hospitalized. Any little thing we can do to bring a smile to their face is what we’re shooting for,” said Will Smitham, RMHC Senior VP.

Reverse trick-or-treating is just the first of many events the hospital has for patients throughout the holidays.

Tori Mason is an award-winning reporter for CBS4 This Morning. Follow her on Twitter @ToriMasonTV.


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