Ninja Turtles Visit Children's Hospital

Friday, August 08, 2014
A very special surprise was presented to 10-year-old Hannah Crisp, who is also a karate student and a huge fan of the ninja turtles.  A quilt was crafted by the Carmike Cinema staff for the perfect fan.
A very special surprise was presented to 10-year-old Hannah Crisp, who is also a karate student and a huge fan of the ninja turtles. A quilt was crafted by the Carmike Cinema staff for the perfect fan.

After seven years since their last visit to T.C. Thompson Children’s Hospital, two of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returned with some high kicks and high fives for the patients and staff at the hospital.  

Betty Ulrey, manager of Carmike Cinemas, along with martial arts instructors from Tiger Rock and staff from Pizza Hut joined in on the fun as they presented Ninja Turtle goody bags and samples of the turtles’ favorite food.  

A very special surprise was presented to 10-year-old Hannah Crisp, who is also a karate student and a huge fan of the ninja turtles.  A quilt was crafted by the Carmike Cinema staff for the perfect fan.

Dr. Avery Mixon, Children’s Hospital oncology specialists could not resist getting a picture with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo and Donatello.
Dr. Avery Mixon, Children’s Hospital oncology specialists could not resist getting a picture with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Leonardo and Donatello.

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