The Denver Post | Yesenia Robles
His wife, Margee — who regularly worked with him at public appearances throughout Denver and Boulder — had to go out as Mrs. Claus with a different jolly old elf.
But Thursday, nine months after Arnold received a liver transplant, he and Margee returned to University of Colorado Hospital together — in costume — to say thanks the best way they know how.
"We've been thinking about it for a while," Bruce Arnold said. "We wanted to thank the doctors, nurses and other staff for getting me through my illness — for getting my life back."
Dr. Lisa Forman has been taking care of Arnold for nearly two years but had never seen him in costume.
"I know it hurt him so much to not be able to go out last year. So, to see him doing so well now, with rosy cheeks and even a pot belly, you just get a kick out of it," she said.
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