St. Louis Children's Hospital

Child with Cancer Goes Full 'Star Wars' For Proton Beam Therapy Session

March 22, 2018 - 11:58 am

By Kayla Jardine/Joe Cingrana

The force is strong with this one...

Eight-year-old Evan Cornett who is battling a brain tumor arrived for his proton beam therapy session dressed in full Star Wars gear and even had two members of the Imperial Military -- a stormtrooper and a sandtrooper -- there to help him with his battle.

It's all thanks to the creative artwork of child life specialist Hannah Heimos at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital -- and now Evan is ready to face the disease head-on with a matching mask!


While the treatments may seem scary for young patients, these painted masks make it a little less frightening and a little more fun...

Or in Evan's case, a little more out of this world!