A mother whose daughter was having brain surgery, called the Mister Rogers Neighborhood studio to ask for a signed photo. After hearing about this, Mr Rogers flew to the hospital to see her.
“Mr. Rogers would call the hospital every day to check up on me,” said Beth. “When he found out I wasn’t improving, he decided to make a trip.”
Rogers’ only request was that the visit be between him and Beth. No press.
So, he flew from Pittsburgh to Baltimore. A friend picked him up from the airport and drove him to John Hopkins Hospital where he sat beside Beth in her comatose state.Beth’s family and nurses stood in the doorway watching as Rogers removed his puppets from his case.“He gave Beth her own private show,” said Kathy.