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Little Girl at Children's Hospital Uses Magic Wand To Turn on Police Lights

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Police officers are usually known best for fighting crime — or for giving us those pesky speeding tickets we usually deserve.

But there’s more to serving one’s community than crime and traffic stops. Police Officers often find ways to connect with citizens and make their world a little brighter.




The holidays can be a hard time for many, especially for those stuck in a hospital battling illness. Children’s hospitals all over the country often find ways to make their young patients’ season a bit merrier.

With the help of the Orlando Police Department, Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children carries out the tradition they like to call “Good Night Lights.”

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This event began back in 2016 around Thanksgiving. The men and women of the OPD gathered at AP Hospital for Children for a very special “good night” tradition.

Officers greeted patients and waved goodnight while flashing their patrol vehicle lights. Patients responded by flashing room lights and some even had light-up toys.

“Any time our officers get a chance to give back to our community, or make someone smile, we’re just going to jump all over that opportunity,” newly retired Police Chief John Mina said in the 2016 video.

The tradition has become something children and hospital staff look forward to. 2018 marks the third year Good Night Lights has brightened up so many faces.

2018 was particularly noteworthy due to one little girl caught on camera. Magic wand in hand, this darling child walked hand-in-hand with one officer as she shut off the patrol car lights one by one.

Watch as she adds that extra special something to a very special evening. According to an OPD tweet “this young lady had a magic touch.”

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No doubt this was the highlight of the night for many. I’ll bet the little girl will never forget her moment as the official OPD fairy princess.

If you’re interested in supporting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, you can watch their Facebook page for upcoming events or make a donation through their website.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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