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Princesses Against Cancer: How Northeast Ohio nurses are bringing smiles to patients at UH Rainbow Babies and Children's

These princesses make surprise visits to children who are battling various illnesses in the hospital.

CLEVELAND — For almost a year, pediatric OR nurse Chloe Zebrak has been spreading joy and sparking hope through an organization known as Princesses Against Cancer.

“It’s always exciting when the little kids run up to you and they’re like, ‘You’re my favorite princess.’ Or say something about how they love reading your stories before bed, so I always love that.”

Princesses Against Cancer is a nonprofit that helps bring smiles to children who are battling various illnesses by paying them surprise hospital visits while dressed as characters like Snow White or Aurora from Sleeping Beauty.

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"They aim to celebrate each child's bravery and strength for an entire day alongside their favorite princesses in the hopes of allowing them the chance to believe in the power of magic once more," according to the organization's site.

When OR nurse Marissa Robejsek heard from Zebrak about the organization, she joined immediately.

It's a good cause that inspires hope in a child’s darkest hour.

So, on this National Nurses Week, their hard work, dedication and compassion is getting some special attention. Watch in the video above to see how 3News’ Brianna Dahlquist said thank you by giving the nurses a very special surprise.

Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated article on May 5, 2023.

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