Real-life Power Rangers actors Hunter Deno and Brennan Mejia made a special appearance and brought an exhilarating blend of joy and star power to MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. They embarked on their first “Power Rangers Day” mission to create a day filled with joy, inspiration and cherished moments for young patients.
“I was so happy when a patient recognized all of us from the tv series,” says ’Power Rangers Dino Fury’ actress, Hunter Deno. “These visits are a chance to bring hope, a smile and moment of brightness to patients and I am so glad I can be a part of that.”
The legendary superheroes united to spend quality time with the pediatric patients, engaging in photo sessions, giving away a cache of toys, signing autographs and sharing tales of bravery. The atmosphere buzzed with excitement and positivity as the Power Rangers ignited the imaginations of these young brave souls.
“This is what excites me the most about my job, bringing all of the energy and hope to kids and giving them a moment of happiness that will give them a memorable moment during their hospital stay,” says “Power Rangers Dino Charge” actor, Brennan Mejia.
This heartwarming visit showcased the Power Rangers’ commitment to extending compassion and strength beyond their on-screen adventures. Their presence served as a reminder to the children that heroes exist not only in stories, but also in the form of compassionate individuals who bring happiness and encouragement.
“Having the Power Rangers visit us was an absolute thrill,” says Rita Goshert, director, Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Program, Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital. “Their vibrant energy and uplifting spirit left every patient with a smile on their face.”
The Cherese Mari Laulhere Child Life Program at MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach was developed to help make the hospital experience a more positive one for children of all ages. The Child Life Program partners with community organizations, like Nerd Mafia, to cultivate fun, engaging events such as character visits, which hold a special place in children’s hearts providing them with a sense of comfort while hospitalized.