Sebastian Stan, also known as “The Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes” from Marvel’s Captain America movies, joined Double H Ranch’s “CAMP On-The-Go” Hospital Outreach Program at Richmond Medical Center of Staten Island in October. The Romanian-born actor reached out to his old college roommate from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, our very own Hospital Outreach Director Scott Liloia, wanting to take a break from his busy career to do some good for Double H Ranch and the children we serve. During the visit, Sebastian met with nine children. Sebastian brought and signed Winter Soldier bobbleheads that all of the kids loved! He also took the time to take photos, make some crafts/slime and even play with some super-hero action figures!
“Sure, it was great to have a ‘super hero’ join me for a CAMP On-The-Go visit. A lot of the kids knew who he was and they were very excited to meet him—but to be completely honest, the best interaction I saw with Sebastian was when he met four-year-old Leo,” said Scott. “Leo had no idea who Sebastian was, but he did remember making slime with me from a previous visit—and wanted to make some more! Without hesitation, Sebastian chimed in “Let’s make some slime then!”. We made a great batch of blue slime, which Leo loved. He immediately started using the slime as he played with his action figures. Sebastian was right there joining in the fun! In that moment, Sebastian didn’t have to be the Winter Soldier…he just had to be my buddy from college—which is super enough.”
Sebastian recently shared his thoughts with us on his visit with Camp On-The-Go. “I was so grateful to join Scott at the Richmond center and visit the kids. My favorite part was seeing them light up the second he came into the room with his cart full of games and activities. It’s difficult to interact with the kids often because each one is at a different place in the process of recovery, but Scott knows exactly the right temperature. He’s sensitive, intuitive and thoughtful. He really manages to recreate the experience for each individual so it feels new and fresh every time. As for me, I was just happy to be there and help make them laugh. ”
Thank you to Scott and Sebastian for bringing the Magic of Camp to the children at the Richmond Medical Center!