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. His only request was that there was no press.
Mr. Rogers was a friend to everyone. But to one sick little girl, he was a life saver
Beth’s condition caused her to have 100 seizures a day. Miraculously, the only time she wouldn’t seize was while watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA — As cooler temperatures mark the descent of fall upon Martha’s Vineyard, Beth Usher tries to soak in the final moments of summer. She spends her days relaxing on the porch of her family’s home, surrounded by friends.
Friends like Lady Elaine Fairchild, King Friday XIII, Queen Sara Saturday and Daniel Striped Tiger. Sound familiar? They’re the puppets Mister Rogers brought to life in his neighborhood of make-believe.
While the puppets are friends to millions, to 39-year-old Beth, they’re especially precious. Since childhood, they’ve always been there for her, i… Continue Reading (5 minute read)