Published on: 08/25/2006
MIAMI, FL — Chewbacca, Han Solo’s faithful Wookiee co-pilot; Darth Vader, the feared Dark Lord of the Sith; and Wicket, the cuddly Ewok journeyed to Miami Children’s Hospital on August 22 to distribute gifts and visit the children.
Normally, they live in a galaxy far, far away, but for 12 days this summer, three of the most beloved characters from the Star Wars saga are touring the United States on a classic road trip … including a daylong stop in Miami and Miami Children’s Hospital.
“The visit was out of this world; a wonderfully memorable experience for the children,” said Cynthia Gutierrez-White, Hospital spokesperson.
Photo #1 - Bradley Cross, 17 years old, with Chewbacca and Darth Vader.
Photos: #2 - Alex Gilardi, 14 years old, with Chewbacca.
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Founded in 1950, Miami Children's Hospital is the only licensed specialty hospital for children in South Florida. Ranked Miami–Dade County’s “Best Pediatric Hospital” by South Florida Parenting Magazine, Miami Children's Hospital offers medical care and services for children from birth to age 21. The 268-bed medical facility has expertise in all aspects of pediatric medicine.