Thursday, November 09, 2017 12:45 AM

MICKEY MOUSE, DISNEY SKATERS VISIT KIDS AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AT ERLANGER

Gallery: Disney visits kids at Erlanger +5 more photos When 3-year-old Maya Oliver walked into the Children's Hospital at Erlanger playroom Wednesday morning wearing a pair of Minnie Mouse ears, it was hard to tell she underwent a blood transfusion just the day before. She was smiling, hugging and giving out high-fives to her other favorite Disney character, Mickey Mouse, who stopped by for a visit as part of the "Disney on Ice: Frozen" tour, which begins this week. "Anything to make her smile and be happy is exciting," said Maya's mother, Frances Oliver. "It doesn't have to be gloom and doom when you're in the hospital - she thinks it's a big party." The hospital can be a difficult place for kids, so integrating fun and normalcy into the experience is crucial, said Nicole Tetzlaff, a child life specialist at Erlanger. Disney on Ice Julie Pritchard will be skating this week as a citizen of Arendelle beside "Frozen" characters Anna and Elsa. Showtimes are Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 10 at 7 p.m.; Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the McKenzie Arena at the University ...

News source: Times Free Press

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