'Project Night Lights' brightens sick kids' day

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police cruisers, fire trucks and ambulances converged on Helen DeVos Children's Hospital in Grand Rapids Wednesday evening, flashing their lights to lift patients' spirits.

It's part a new program called "Project Night Lights." The hospital flashed its sign and emergency vehicles responded by turning on their lights. Inside the hospital, kids used flashlights to signal back.

Police who were out for the event say it’s important to show support.

"Just show them that we care, that we know that they are in there fighting for their lives," Grand Rapids Police Department Lt. Kristen Rogers said. "It just warms your heart. It lets you know you are doing something positive and hopefully it warms the hearts of the kids inside to know that people care about them and are looking out for them.”

Eric Karns, who has a child in the hospital, told 24 Hour News 8 he’s happy the community is coming out to remind these kids they care.

Full story: WOOD TV

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