FDNY Visit St. Mary’s Kids to Celebrate the Holiday Season

On Friday, December 21, the men and women of the New York City Fire Department visited the children and families at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children.

This special holiday visit, just four days before Christmas, spread season’s greetings to some of New York’s most critically ill children.

Firefighters from Engine 320, Ladder 167 escorted Santa Claus to St. Mary’s Hospital for Children’s rooftop to deliver toys and holiday cheer to young patients of St. Mary’s Hospital for Children. St. Mary’s Kids gathered around eagerly awaiting Santa’s entrance, while they waited they sang classic carols with a lovely choir that accompanied the firefighters.

Finally, Santa Claus made his grand entrance  climbing down a ladder from the roof greeting St. Mary’s Kids with a jolly “Ho-Ho-Ho”and bag of toys. The annual holiday event at St. Mary’s  is a favorite for St. Mary’s Kids and the Bayside firefighters always make sure to put a smile on all the children’s faces.

About St. Mary’s Hospital for Children: St. Mary’s Hospital for Children has been the primary provider of long-term and rehabilitative care for New York’s most critically ill and injured children since the 1870s. St. Mary’s Healthcare System is one of only a handful of organizations around the country that is dedicated to providing intensive rehabilitation, specialized care, and education to children with special needs and life-limiting conditions.