Doctors dressed as wizards, nurses dressed as elves and a very pink and glittery James Fahner, MD, dressed as a sugar plum fairy.

Together, they completed the perfect equation for a successful annual Christmas play, if you ask any pediatric hematology-oncology patient.

Past and present patients recently filled the Grand Rapids Public Museum to watch the 24th annual Christmas production put on by Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hematology and Oncology staff. This year’s theme: Voldemort’s Very Scary Merry Christmas.

For this Christmas production, Santa and his elves visit the Slytherin House, where he had a mix-up of milk and cookies with a dark potion and a visit from Voldemort.

Roars of laughter erupted from the crowd and whispers of children pointing out their clinical team could be heard between bouts of exclamation.

Fourteen-year survivor Tom Mitsos made his way back to visit and watch the production.

“We are so happy you came,” Child Life specialist Rhys Vandemark said as he kept his arm around Mitsos.