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Special Show for PMH kids
PMH patient Brianna Blandthorn with show girls Laura Brown and Samantha Smith at the Royal Show mini zoo. Picture: Michael O'Brien/The West Australian

As children around WA gear up for the Perth Royal Show at the weekend, Kasey Goddard was facing the prospect of being confined to hospital.

That was until organisers brought the Show to her at Princess Margaret Hospital yesterday.

The seven-year-old, who has had her adenoids and tonsils removed, happily left her sterile hospital room for show bags, a petting zoo, side- show rides and face painting.

Kasey's mum Toni said they were grateful to the Royal Agricultural Society, PMH and the State Government for making the event possible.

"We were hoping to go to the Royal Show this year but with the operation being at this time there was no way we were going to be able to make it," Mrs Goddard said.

Premier Colin Barnett said they wanted to ensure all children could experience the magic of the Show.

Those children unable to leave their beds enjoyed entertainment and celebrity visits.

Carla Moore said the Show put a smile on her five-year-old son Jordan's face. "The Show is awesome because he has had to endure horrible pain, so this takes his mind off things," she said.

The West Australian

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