Nurse dresses up premature babies as superheroes for Halloween
Premature babies get to show off their heroic natures as they channel superheroes for this Halloween.
Katie Windsor came up with an idea to make special costumes for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit and her inspiration has brought tears to the eyes of many.
Speaking with Today, Windsor, shared the inspiration behind her idea.
She said, "I figured what better theme than superheroes for those little preemies that fight so hard.
"They really are superheroes, so it was perfect."
Windsor, 35, who is a registered nurse at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory, turned a disheartening scene to one of beauty as she transformed the tiny babies into Superman, Batman and a host of other characters, including witches and princesses, for a series of adorable photos, Today reports.
Parents who were almost at their breaking point, worrying over the babies intensive care got to relax and enjoy the moment, making their kid's first Halloween memorable.
Talking about the reaction of the parents to her handiwork, Windsor says, "The parents loved it.
"It really gave them something to smile about when they are in a sad time in their life when they're having to go home without their babies. I think it brought them a little bit of joy."
This brave nurse spent a few days working on the perfect background for these superheroes, using scraps of fabrics and crocheting the capes and the witches' hats. Windsor also made little broomsticks for the witches.
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According to Today, the parents reportedly signed consent forms for the pictures and were given Halloween cards from the staff as well as extra copies of the photos.
Windsor said, "It makes me feel good that people get to see these babies.
"I don't think people think about the NICU unless they've had a baby that's had to go there. I'm glad it's bringing recognition to our NICU and what we do."
These photos are bound to warn their way into your heart for good.
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