When you're a child, youÂ dream of your favorite book and movie characters coming to life. For some sick children, their fantasy is actually able to come true, thanks to the "A Moment Of Magic Foundation."
ThisÂ nonprofit organization allows college-age students to volunteer at children's hospitals, schools and events dressed as princesses to help cheer up children in need.
The foundation was founded by college students Kylee McGrane and Margaret McAndrew, two students at the College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx. Currently, they have about 40 college-aged members who meet once a week for training. The students visit children for as long as they need, singing with them, playing with them and bringing them a moment of much-needed emotional relief. They do everything from bedside hospital visits to book-readings, sing-alongs and even Skype callsâall dressed as princesses, of course.
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Check outÂ this inspiring video from Elite Daily below, which shows the princesses visiting a number of children in the hospital. They stay by their bedside, playing with the kids, singing with them, and truly embodying the character their playing. Even if it's just for a short time, these women bring a fairytale fantasy to kids who really need some kind of happy endingâand it seems to be working. The smile and awe in these kids eyes shows howÂ the impact of the princess's visits.
"A Moment Of Magic" has already visited thousands of children in 12 states, and they currently work with 15 hospitals to bring princesses wherever needed.
The foundation is looking to expand to college campuses across the country, and you can visit their site if you are interested in becoming a campus leader. You can also learn how to get more involved with the organization, whether it's through volunteering or donating.