Pediatric patients participate in Jell-O toss with doctors

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - It was a sticky situation of sorts at the James and Connie Maynard Children's Hospital in Greenville, North Carolina on Tuesday.

Child Life Services hosted it's annual Jell-O toss for pediatric patients. A half dozen kids waged a one-sided food fight against their doctors, throwing jello and squirting it through oversized syringes.

Others went a little old school and gave whipped cream pies to the face.

The event gives the kids a break from their treatments and let's them get to know their caregivers a little better.

"I think it's a way for them to get back at us," Dr. Ian Bryan says. "After we throw all those tests and medicines at them, they can throw something back at us for once."

The Jell-O toss is part of Child Life Month, honoring the work of child life specialists who help kids and their families through the challenges of being hospitalized.

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