Photos: Thanksgiving Parade brings smiles to Children’s of Mississippi patientsPublished on Monday, November 21, 2022With Thanksgiving coming up, the Children’s of Mississippi child life team brought the fun of a holiday parade to the halls of the children’s hospital’s Batson Tower. Superheroes, “Frozen” characters, a Christmas tree entry and a Thanksgiving turkey-themed float were part of the annual event.Photos by Melanie Thortis/ UMMC CommunicationsWearing superhero gear, child life specialist Pepper Weed-Cooper visits Children's of Mississippi patient David Thomas of Leland and his mom, LaCaron Thomas."Olaf," aka child life specialist Courtney Easterday, shares a wintry treat with Children's of Mississippi patient William "Chase" Winters of Cleveland.Children's of Mississippi patient Kaiden Hunter of Laurel holds his holiday treats from a Thanksgiving Parade that rolled through the halls of the state's only children's hospital.Children's of Mississippi's child life team waves to patients during the hospital's annual Thanksgiving Parade. From left are Courtney Easterday, Anne Elizabeth Zegel, Michelle Chambers and Ashley Prendez.Dressed as a superhero, child life specialist Pepper Weed-Cooper stopped by to visit one of Children's of Mississippi's youngest patients, Waylon Mitchell of Collins, and his mom, Emily Mitchell, during the children's hospital's indoor Thanksgiving Parade.Child life assistant Michelle Chambers, center, gives Nadeia Lee a duck for her child during Children's of Mississippi's annual Thanksgiving Parade.The Children's of Mississippi Thanksgiving Parade winds through the hallways of the Batson Tower's inpatient floors. Pictured are Michelle Chambers, left, and Ashley Prendez.Children's of Mississippi child life specialist Madeline Wilson shares holiday treats with patient William "Chase" Winters of Cleveland during the children's hospital's Thanksgiving parade.Child life assistant Michelle Chambers, dressed as a turkey, shared Thanksgiving greetings with Children's of Mississippi patients and their families.The Children's of Mississippi child life team, including, from left, Michelle Chambers, Ashley Prendez, Pepper Weed-Cooper, Courtney Easterday, Anne Elizabeth Zegel and Madeline Wilson.