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Beaumont Hospital's Beau the Bear celebrates 5th birthday with kids

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It's a birthday party for the Beaumont Bear and we crashed the party - bringing some goodies!  FOX is a proud supporter of the Children's Miracle Network and Beaumont Children's Hospital is a part of that network of hospitals.   FOX sent boxes of fun things for the kids - to add to the festivities!

It's all to ring in the fifth birthday of Beaumont Children's Hospital and Beau the Bear.  Mascots were on hand to bring smiles to the children - which is so important in the treatment of these young patients.

Beaumont doctors tell FOX 2's Deena Centofanti having fun has a positive impact on a child's recovery.

"We find that children, in fact, are not small adults. Children need to be nurtured; they need to be supported. Families need the comfort and support of an environment, a healing environment, and one that at times can be jovial and festive," says Dr. Brian Berman (Chairman, Department of Pediatrics and pediatrician-in-chief, Beaumont Children's Hospital).

For many kids, the hospital becomes the home away from home.

You may remember Evan Westphal, who delivered more than 100 stockings to the hospital around Christmas time.

He has been battling leukemia for three years, but he's also ready to have his own party.

He's about to undergo his last chemo treatment.  Truly a reason to celebrate!

FOX2 was grateful to be there during the celebration for Beaumont Children's Hospital - the only Children's Miracle Network Hospital in Southeast Michigan.

 

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