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Beaumont's 'Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams' goes virtual with people uploading videos & photos

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Posted at 10:40 AM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 10:40:38-05

(WXYZ) — Beaumont's "Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams" is doing virtual this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since it isn't safe for hundreds of people to gather outside Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, the hospital is encouraging people to upload videos and photos.

All you have to do is go to beaumont.org/moonbeams and click "share your story" and that's where you can share a video or photo.

Each week, Beaumont will put together the videos in one large video that will be shared with pediatric patients and on the hospital's social media.

Please keep videos to 30 seconds or less and follow these guidelines:

  • Identify yourself
  • Wish children sweet dreams and happy holidays
  • Shine a flashlight
  • Consider sharing some of your holiday decorations and lights

“Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams is always incredibly meaningful to our patients and families,” Child Life Supervisor Kathleen Grobbel said. “We are all looking forward to seeing the crowds outside the hospital again next year. However, I’m thrilled we will be able to continue the program virtually this year.”

Each child admitted to pediatrics or the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in December will receive a Moonbeams backpack. Backpacks will contain all the supplies needed to light up their patient room including:

  • Fairy lights
  • Glow sticks
  • Light up toys
  • A flashlight