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Sep 21st
10:07 pm
More from Children's Hospital  
Okay I lied, there were two extra pics at the orig story site but then this second site posted even more pics... anyway, long story short... I was compelled to make a post tonight for it. Plus I wanted to c/p some stuff (via ff) from Dani and Audrey's friend who had some nice comments about the situation.


what happened, first hand

Per Dani (via ff) :D
My friend Kylie is a play therapist at the Children's Hospital in Sydney and (as I found out a few hours before and had to keep my mouth shut about... torture I tell you, torture!) Zac made an appearance this afternoon. She typed a bunch of stuff about it to me via text, this is all via her:

Well it was all very hectic. He came in with our PR rep and his 'people' and met the little girl he came especially to meet and had a photo for the Daily Telegraph. I was reading a HSM book with her when he arrived! He was so chilled, kicking back on her bed with her. Then he went from patient to patient on the ward and I introduced each one to him. Even though PR and his reps were in a hurry, he was in no hurry- he stopped and chilled with every patient, sat on their beds, posed for photos and signed autographs for them and siblings and even a couple who requested autographs for their friends. One boy started vomiting and Zac stayed so composed, he didn't even flinch. He was so patient with everyone. He saw everyone on my ward and then went to another.

I asked her if she got to talk to him much and she said:

No, it was so strict and hectic, I had to be so professional. And there was literally no time, his 'people' were trying to rush so much. But I didn't mind at all. It was about the kids. I was there to do my job and make sure they had fun - which they did!!! their smiles were amazingly big. : ) I did get to introduce him to each patient though. He was so polite and shy, thanking me every time!

I commented about how rewarding her job is, seeing the impact that a visit like his can have upon them and she said:

They were all pretty excited! Although alot weren't fazed at all. For a lot of them it hit after he was gone and their parents were telling them how jealous their friends/sisters etc would be that they got more hyped. the 6-13 year old girls were so enamored - blushing and beaming from ear to ear. Especially because he was so relaxed and right there in their personal space - sitting and laying on beds with them.

Mood: hopefulhopeful
8 8 comments Comment
IceGoddess: I see you dirty litte secretccmskatechick on September 22nd, 2010 04:13 am (UTC)
I love that you have a ^_^ tag

Beyond love this, beyond. Thanks for being such a good egg Zef.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 22nd, 2010 04:34 am (UTC)
i love my ^_^

it is new! :D :D
ariahnariahn on September 22nd, 2010 04:41 am (UTC)
Just have to say; things like this are a main part of why I love Zac so much. He does events like this and you can tell he truly cares and enjoys it.
jessica3311: Mauijessica3311 on September 22nd, 2010 04:43 am (UTC)
Guh those pics <3
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It's Audrey not Aubrey: Ruby Redaudrey_za on September 22nd, 2010 05:07 am (UTC)
isaczisacz on September 22nd, 2010 05:33 am (UTC)
I really love when he does these things. You can really see he is happy to be there by the way he smiles.
Dani: MODheartunprepared on September 22nd, 2010 05:49 am (UTC)
You should've seen me while having this text convo - I did half of it while driving, I just couldn't wait until I got home from work to grill Kylie about what happened. I adored that Zac was chill and ignoring the push for him to move along and taking his time. He gets just how him sitting there and giving a hug, a pose and a signature actually has tangible impact upon these kids and their well being and recovery.