Pediatric patients and families at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital got a big surprise when Abby Cadabby and Elmo came from Sesame Street for a visit. They met dozens of patients and sang songs, read books, and played dress-up and pretend with their new friends.
“I loved it!,” says 6-year-old Jamie Adamo after she shared her sticker book with Elmo and Abby Cadabby. “They are her favorite characters; she used to dance in front of the TV when Sesame Street was on,” says Jamie’s father, Joseph Adamo. “It has been hard being here, so to see her nice smile, we all needed that.”
Remy, 22 months, is also an Elmo and Abby Cadabby superfan. Every night, she reads their board books and keeps both of their stuffies on her bed. “She loves them so much,” says her mom Katie Conway Gauthier, a nurse in the labor and delivery unit at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Their visit was extremely uplifting for Remy and for us, especially having been in the ICU for close to month. Even I’m crying meeting Elmo and Abby Cadabby! We are so grateful, and we’ll never forget it!”