‘My Heart Is Full’: Chris Pratt Brings Joy To Children’s Hospital Patients
October 12, 2016
Chris Pratt is no stranger to children’s hospitals.
On Monday, Pratt took to Instagram to post photos from his most recent trip to Seattle Children’s Hospital.
While there he met Madisen, a cancer patient who easily has Pratt beat when it comes to strength.
“Madisen is #strongagainstcancer. What an awesome kid with such a beautiful smile. She’s a lover of art and fashion and she’s going places. Thank you @seattlechildrens for the opportunity to come by and brighten some days. My heart is full.
Don’t withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.”
The Guardians of the Galaxy star also met a little boy named Rowan, who dressed up for Halloween as Groot.
“Rowan was Groot for Halloween and his brother was Rocket. What an awesome kid. Great parents and from a great family. You’re in my prayers tonight little man. Stay #strong.”
Pratt’s visit would not have been complete without a stop by the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. The particular wing holds a special place in Pratt’s heart after his own son Jack arrived prematurely — nine weeks to be exact — in 2012.
“Ever since Jack’s premature birth, we have a special affinity for the NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) Today I spent a little time with Coen and Zion, twins who were born too early only a pound and a half each. Thank you to the doctors and nurses at @seattlechildrens The boys are doing fine. Although they’re both missing their big sis.”
A representative for the hospital said in a statement, “We are incredibly grateful to Chris Pratt for taking the time to visit with our patients and families. He is a real-life superhero to each and every patient and family that he meets. He brightens their day and brings a welcomed distraction. We can’t say thank you enough for the joy he brings to the hospital.”