Singing River Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center celebrates Mardi Gras

Singing River Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center let the good times roll through the halls as patients, along with hospital staff and volunteers, participated in a Mardi Gras parade.

CRC patients decorated their wheelchairs in Mardi Gras flare while they threw beads and favors to the crowd.

The halls were also decked out in purple, green, and gold.

The Mardi Gras parade allowed the patients to enjoy their own parade, considering many of them cannot participate in a real Mardi Gras celebration. SRHS Administrator Heath Thompson said, “Years back, we decided why don’t we bring the parade experience to the patients. That’s when we started this program seven years back and set it up in the lobby. We thought why don’t we let the patients be like the center piece of the parade. So, they are riding in the wheelchairs which is kind of like a float. They get to throw the beads. It’s just the highlight of their day and it’s really uplifting for them.”

Students from the Pascagoula Gautier School District, HOSA-Future Health Professionals, and Jackson County Exceptional School were also in attendance.

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