I have been reading through past “LiveJournal” Entries written before I started this blog. Thought I would repost some that touched my heart in special ways.
I started my clinical at St. Jude hospital today. My first patient that I got to visit with was a 9 year old boy with bone cancer. He has been a patient at St. Jude’s for about 3 years and hopefully is finishing up with his chemo. He had the brightest smile and the best outlook for being through what he has been through in his young life.
We played checkers and I talked with him as he made a bird house. He told me that he was supposed to be in the 5th grade but was only in 2nd because he had been too sick to do his school work. He also told me that he didn’t like studying. I agreed with him on that one.
Talking with W. was inspirational…not for him but for me. It was amazing how insignificant my life difficulties became when I was talking to him and his mom. To be around a young man that has faced so much and still had the attitude that he has is incredible in my eyes. W. is my new hero! He doesn’t wear a cape or tights but a port that the doctors use to pump chemo into his body. Yet he approaches life with a smile. Rock On!!
- S.Z. Berg: Why Cindy Crawford Is Partnering With St. Jude (Plus, You Could Win a New Home) (huffingtonpost.com)
- St. Jude’s patient and family has ultimate Space Camp experience (video) (al.com)