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Ochsner Hospital lights Tree of Life, kids get virtual visit from Santa

Folks over at Ochsner Hospital spent their morning honoring those who have died this past year with the lighting of the Tree of Life.

The lighting was followed by a concert by the New Orleans Celtic Harp Ensemble.

Over at Ochsner’s Pediatric Unit, Santa Claus made a virtual visit Friday morning.

Using a video monitor and a web-enabled camera, Santa was able to have a one-on-one with children in the hospital’s playroom.

For those kids that didn’t feel well enough to leave their rooms, Santa was still able to communicate with them through an iPad.