When #NursesUnite, beautiful things happen.
In March I received a message from a #ShowMeYourStethoscope member about a very sick little boy. Ryan LaSource had been fighting cancer for most of his young life. At 3 years old he had leukemia with 3 relapses. (Four total) He developed Graft vs Host. His skin was so painful that he could only wear bamboo cloth.
Naturally, the thought of this baby being in pain for the lack of a few (somewhat expensive) pieces of clothing made me ill. I wrote a blog and included a wish list. SMYS read this blog ( http://wp.me/p79tAf-Qk ) and jumped in to help. Ryan soon had the clothes he needed.
However, Ryan died in his comfortable clothes, which were purchased with your love. Thank you for making this baby’s last months more comfortable. Thank you for being part of the SMYS community.
We will send flowers from you to Ryan’s parents, who have begun a long,dark journey without him. I am well-acquainted with this path, myself and hoped that they would never join me on it.
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