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Captain Jack Sparrow Sails into BC Children's Hospital

Patients at BC Children’s Hospital were delighted by a visit in August from one of the world’s most famous pirates, Captain Jack Sparrow. Hollywood actor Johnny Depp arrived at the hospital dressed “dread” to toe as his character from “The Pirates of the Caribbean” movie franchise. The charismatic character charmed patients and their families alike, leaving smiles and laughter in his wake during his five hour visit.

“Captain Jack’s” ship arrived under a veil of secrecy and was met at the entrance by three very special guides—Aidan Chin, Madison Kertcher and Logan Lay who, having all been patients at the hospital, gave the pirate the lay of the land.

Blowing into the playroom with his first mates, “Captain Jack” brought his playfulness to the children assembled for a Pirate Party. Depp then spent more than five hours meeting one-on-one with patients in the oncology, general pediatrics and neurology wards.


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