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Kids at Covenant Children's Hospital get Halloween surprise

By Tiffany Pelt - email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Kids staying at Covenant Children's Hospital got a special surprise Tuesday.

The local Spirit Halloween store threw the kids staying at the hospital a party filled with face painting, free costumes, and goodies.  "To see the smiles on their faces and their reactions to bring Halloween to them at the hospital has just been amazing," said Grant Gassaway, Spirit Halloween Store owner.

Diagnosed with cancer, 8-year-old Reagan Kenyon stays at the Children's Hospital for weeks at a time while she undergoes chemotherapy. After picking out a costume, Reagan hid her bare head under a witch's hat.

"She feels like she's missing out sometimes so something like this makes her day," said Reagan's dad Clifford Kenyon. "It makes the week go by a lot faster and gives her something to look forward to."

Lighting up the whole room, Reagan sported her pretty pink and black witch's costume with a cat painted on her face. "Reagan, yeah she is adorable in every aspect," said Gassaway holding back tears.

This party was one of 60 thrown nationwide by Spirits. They're trying to raise $10,000 for Covenant's Child Life program that provides toys for the sick children while they stay at the hospital.

Nationwide there are nearly 900 Spirit stores that help 100 hospitals.

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