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After his monthly chemotherapy treatment one late September afternoon, 6-year-old Nico Castro got some thrilling news. He wouldn't have to spend his favorite holiday, Halloween, in the hospital. But then he thought about other kids who would. He especially worried about his roommate from the previous night at California's Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. When he learned that the boy would likely be in the hospital for Halloween, Nico had an idea. "Can we get him a costume?" he asked his mother, Marlene. "Can we get costumes for all the kids?" With that question, Nico - diagnosed a year ago »

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