x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Smurfs visit makes kids more animated

Sick children at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City were entertained by cartoon characters taking a break from Summer in Abu Dhabi.

ABU DHABI // A parade of cartoon characters brought a piece of summer and gifts to young patients at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) yesterday.

The envoys from Summer in Abu Dhabi met about 40 children and as many parents and staff.

Characters from Marvel Comics, including Thor and Dr Doom, mingled with Papa Smurf and several circus performers.

Dr Tej Maini, the chief executive of SKMC, said the visit was to make the children feel at ease.

"We believe a bit of joy was brought to our children through this special celebration, in spite of their health conditions," he said.