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Light, dark sides give inspiration to hospitalized kids

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PEORIA (HOI) – Both the light and dark sides vied with each other in giving inspiration to kids at the Children’s Hospital of Illinois on Thursday.

Patients got some Star Wars goodies and a chance to recharge.

The organization that does these visits is known as the 501st Midwest Garrison.

“Sometimes, when you’re ready to give up and Darth Vader tells you not to, these kids will listen,” said Christan Medina. “We come and try to give as much strength and inspiration as we can.”

They’re part of a nationwide group of costume enthusiasts in the Star Wars universe.

Jason Howell

web producer and stills photographer for 25 News and Heart of Illinois ABC

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