Kids bring out the best in us

Boston Herald - - HERALD OPINION -

Last week, the Her­ald’s Jes­sica Hes­lam re­ported about a group of young­sters who took a spe­cial trip to the New Eng­land Aquar­ium. They were coura­geous chil­dren who had suf­fered se­vere burns and were get­ting treat­ment at Shriners Hos­pi­tals for Chil­dren – Bos­ton.

Her­ald pho­tog­ra­pher An­gela Rowlings cap­tured the mo­ments when the kids kissed At­lantic Har­bor seals and reached out to swim­ming sea rays.

The young burn sur­vivors were at the Hub aquar­ium as part of Team Brave, a Shriners pro­gram funded by the Bos­ton Fire­fight­ers Burn Foun­da­tion, which helps kids build up their self-es­teem and feel com­fort­able out in pub­lic.

Bravo to every­body in­volved. Giv­ing these beau­ti­ful chil­dren such a won­der­ful re­prieve from their chal­lenges is the work of an­gels.

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