The Children's Healing Center came together with Spectrum Health and Helen DeVos Children's Hospital to throw a special group of children a spooky soirée.

The CHC developed the Halloween-themed program to provide children with compromised immune systems and their families a chance to participate in seasonal festivities they don't normally do otherwise.

Costumes were highly encouraged, the CHC says. And although there was tons of fun to be had, there were some underlying medical themes to provide learning opportunities.

Children who participated in the CHC's ghostly get-together did all kinds of fun things, like bowling a few rounds with a pumpkin, digging for medical supplies through a slime lab, and decorating each other as mummies.

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