A lot of kids want to play outside when it snows. But sadly, not all kids are able to play in it.
Some very sick kids can't go outside because of immunodeficiency, which puts them at risk for infection. Some of them are children getting bone marrow transplants at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. But luckily, one smart nurse at that hospital had the perfect solution for letting these kids take part in winter festivities.
Alex Classen decided to bring the snow to them. She filled up a basin with it and took it right to her little patients.
"They can see all the snow falling from the outside and they were really excited about it," she said. "But it's not the same for them—to be able to experience it. So I thought, 'Let's give this a try and bring it in to them so they can touch and feel it.'"
Classen made several trips outside to be sure all the children got the chance to enjoy it. And did they ever!
via Huffington Post