Child Life specialists Brittany O’Shea (at left) and Amanda Brody help 10-year-old Joshua Quist get into the Mardi Gras spirit at St. Jude. Joshua joined other patients and families in decorating masks and parading throughout the hospital. Employees lined hallways and clinical waiting areas along the parade route to throw and catch purple, green and gold beads. The parade ended in front of the hospital’s cafeteria, Kay Kafe, but the party continued with refreshments for families and staff.
Abridged from Promise, Spring 2014
Editor's note: Joshua lost his battle with cancer in December 2016.