November 8th, 2019

Pediatric patient Hayden Haines wears a ‘Trolls’-inspired mask every day at the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC), where she is undergoing radiation therapy for a noncancerous brain tumor.

For patients like Hayden that need to wear a mask to stay in place during treatment, having it painted is a fun way to make the normally intimidating looking mask seem less scary. The masks are custom painted by MPTC radiation therapists.

“It’s got to take the edge off to have something fun and lighthearted right there with them,” Hayden’s father, Brian Haines, said of the masks.

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