Costa Rica News – The 176 children hospitalized in the Children’s Hospital, as well as those in outpatient or the emergency room, received visits and gifts just before Christmas.
The hospital was full of smiles due to the arrival of Santa Claus.
He and other children’s characters toured the halls making sure each little one got a gift. There were cars, dolls, stuffed animals, board games and puzzles all over the place. Christmas carols were being sung.
This annual tradition is carried out thanks to toys donated by families attending the lighting of the traditional Christmas tree of the hospital, on December 7th, in addition to other individuals and companies during a donation campaign.
The tradition has been going for over a decade and a half. It brightens otherwise difficult days for minors receiving medical attention during this season, alleviating some of the pain and stress.