I got a real kick out of seeing Rabbi Raphael Afilalo, our Director of Pastoral Services, celebrating the Jewish festival of Purim on March 8 by visiting patients along with a group of merry-makers from the Hebrew Academy in Côte St-Luc. Purim is a joyous time of costumes, food and fun—an ideal opportunity to bring cheer to the lives our hospitalized patients. But laughter and warmth aren’t limited to just a day here and there. I’m proud of how much the JGH does year-round to humanize the care of all patients, regardless of their background, through the zaniness of Dr. Clown, the spirited songs of our music therapist, the emotional expressiveness of our art therapist, and much more. Our healthcare staff does a wonderful job of mending the body, but it takes smiles, sympathy and sincerity to mend the person.