Back in August 2013 we saw some tweets from an excited patient at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She very kindly shared her photos with Rob and her story .... read below
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There's even a great video from Rob himself
Continue reading after the cut for more great photos from Robs visit and links for Rob's Birthday Project launched yesterday
Rob posed for pictures and joined in crafts with the kids.
We got to hear how the visit went and Rob just sounds so sweet and humble.
On Friday, Aug. 16, Robert Pattinson, actor and star of mega-hit movies “The Twilight Saga” and “Water for Elephants” dropped by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to spread cheer and visit with patients. Teens from across the hospital—including the Acute Rehabilitation Center, the Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases and The Heart Institute—gathered in the hospital’s Teen Lounge for a surprise guest. When Pattinson arrived, one young girl giggled and cried in awe. But the down-to-earth actor quickly settled the room and jumped into arts and crafts, decorating picture frames alongside patients. Pattinson laughed at his own creation—a pink frame with hearts sketched in—and tried unsuccessfully to convince the room of his “terrible” artistic skills. The star graciously posed for endless photographs and signed every patient’s picture frame before heading off to visit two cystic fibrosis patients and huge Twilight fans who were unable to leave their rooms. “We couldn’t help laughing and smiling when one of the patients was so starstruck she that couldn’t speak. You could tell it meant the world to her—she was tearing up and smiling ear to ear as we were leaving,” said Lyndsay Hutchison, senior public information officer at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “The other little girl teased him relentlessly and begged him to do an American accent. They were instant friends.” “Robert was so nervous about meeting the kids—he didn’t want to let them down—which is a testament to how humble he is. He was incredibly gracious and kind. He will probably never fully understand what a huge lift he gave to these kids today, and how it will positively impact them over the long term,” shared Child Life specialist, Ana Vega. Pattinson was able to visit the hospital because an upcoming movie, “Maps to the Stars,” which Pattinson is currently filming in Los Angeles will feature a short scene (not featuring Pattinson) in front of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Keep an eye out for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles when the film hits theaters!From People:
Robert Pattinson put a sparkle in the eyes of a group of young people when he visited the Children's Hospital Los Angeles. The Twilight star made a surprise trip to the hospital's Teen Lounge on Aug. 16, and joined the patients who were decorating picture frames. The 27-year-old, who is currently filming Maps to the Stars in L.A., created a pink frame decorated with hearts, and laughed at his own "terrible" artistic skills before posing for photos and signing each kid's picture frame.Not only did we get those great stories and pictures from inside the hospital but there were photos of Rob with Dean leaving the hospital too ...
"Robert was so nervous about meeting the kids – he didn’t want to let them down – which is a testament to how humble he is," Child Life specialist Ana Vega said. "He was incredibly gracious and kind."
Pattinson also visited two cystic fibrosis patients – huge Twilight fans – who were unable to leave their rooms. "We couldn't help laughing and smiling when one of the patients was so starstruck that she couldn't speak. You could tell it meant the world to her – she was tearing up and smiling ear to ear," said Lyndsay Hutchinson, the hospital's public information officer. "The other little girl teased him relentlessly and begged him to do an American accent. They were instant friends."
While we're talking charity you might be interested to know Rob's birthday project is here once again.
A group of dedicated Rob fans have stepped in to continue the history of raising money for Rob's birthday. If you're interested in donating to causes that Rob has supported please go and visit Robs Birthday Project or follow them on twitter @RobPbirthdaypro for updates.