We spent a heartwarming morning on Tuesday, December 5th at Children’s of Mississippi. Friends of Children’s Hospital hosted Santa’s Workshop, and hundreds of patients filled stockings and bags with toys, books, crafts, and games. Patients had their photo taken with Santa, too!
Later that evening, we celebrated BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light. The highlight of the night was seeing 10-year-old Addie Hamm light the Christmas tree outside of the children’s hospital, surrounded by tons of family and friends. Addie received a new heart in August, and her strength and resilience are truly inspiring. Since 1992, the annual BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light fundraiser, organized by Friends of Children’s Hospital, has brought joy and hope to the children and families at Children’s of Mississippi.
We’d like to thank BankPlus for sponsoring the event for many years, as well as Ballet Mississippi for their performance of The Nutcracker, and The Mississippi Chorus for their beautiful caroling. It was a wonderful day to uplift and encourage the brave patients and their families during the holiday season.
The Children’s of Mississippi Christmas tree is a glow thanks to the Friends of Children’s Hospital fundraiser BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light.Members of the Mississippi Chorus sang carols at BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light, a Friends of Children’s Hospital fundraiser that’s been around since 1989.Ballet Mississippi dancers presenting scenes from “The Nutcracker” are, from left, Kimber Sanders, Rivers Lee, Campbell Hardy, Ruby Hospodor, Frances Claire Jackson, Lila Hunt, Polly Waterloo, Mary Harr Payne and Morgan Lee.Santa listens as Children’s of Mississippi patient Jayceston Harris of Waynesboro tells him his Christmas wishes.Children’s of Mississippi patient Rhyja Grisham of Jackson, left, and her sister Bella smile with Santa during BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light.Sitting on Santa’s lap at BankPlus Presents Light-A-Light is Olivia Anderson.The lighting of the Children’s of Mississippi Christmas tree by patient Addie Hamm is applauded.Light a Light at Children’s of Mississippi
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