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RPD says 'Good Night' to kids at Golisano Children's Hospital

Kaci Jones
Updated: December 12, 2019 06:59 AM
Created: December 11, 2019 11:33 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — First responders lined the street surrounding Golisano Children's Hospital Wednesday night and it wasn't because of an emergency. 

Police, firefighters, and EMTs said good night to patients and families, spreading some holiday cheer. This is the third time first responders came together this year for Good Night Lights at the hospital. 

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Five-year-old Gianna Bernuez is in and out of the hospital for lung disease. She's one of the dozens of kids that could miss out on holiday traditions like Christmas lights to get care. 

To make sure kids don't miss out, first responders put on a special light show that families can see from inside the hospital.

"The lights are pretty, and I saw Santa," Bernuez said.

The 5-year-old and two of her siblings waved from the window down to first responders like Ann Colasurdo.

"They're stuck in a hospital, they don't want to be there," Colasurdo said. "It's Christmas time, and it's the time for giving and being there for other people, so that's why we're here."

Bernuez's mother, Jennifer Sargent, said she could feel the holiday cheer.

"My daughter absolutely loves it," Sargent said. "Her face lights up watching all the lights, and it's exciting for them. I'm very grateful to all the police officers and firefighters and everyone that came just to cheer them up."

Bernuez's mother, Jennifer Sargent, said she could feel the holiday cheer.

"My daughter absolutely loves it," Sargent said. "Her face lights up watching all the lights, and it's exciting for them. I'm very grateful to all the police officers and firefighters and everyone that came just to cheer them up."

The lights may have only flashed for 15 minutes, but it left a lasting impression on the kids.

"Thank you for coming! Thank you for coming!" Bernuez said.

Golisano Children’s Hospital will be hosting a holiday party for kids at the hospital on Thursday.


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