The annual holiday lighting ceremony at Northern Arizona Healthcare’s Flagstaff Medical Center on Thursday, Nov. 30, featured games, cookie decorating, a visit from Santa and music from the Sweet Sounds children’s choir.
Every year, FMC honors patients or someone from the Flagstaff community by choosing them to flip the holiday lighting switch.
Children’s Health Center therapists Farren Muscarella, physical therapist; and Angela Rockow, speech-language pathologist, introduced this year’s honorees.
The first, five-year-old Shealynn, spends a lot of time at FMC for medical treatments and therapies. In 2016, she began receiving services at the CHC and has blossomed and gained many new skills. Shealynn and her family have touched many lives within the department.
The second, seven-year-old Logan, was born deaf and has had speech therapy services at the CHC since he was a toddler. He and his family worked hard to use sign language to communicate. When Logan was five years old, he was approved for a cochlear implant and is now able to speak as well as sign.
Both children were delighted at the opportunity to light up FMC with good cheer and holiday joy.