Jayden plans his surprise and times it for maximum effect.
As nurses wearing a sea of yellow shirts in honor of Cancer Awareness Month gather for a group photo, Jayden wheels around the corner and lets the Silly String fly.
“He came around the corner in a wheelchair and started spraying,” says Lindsay Jones, R.N. “He was prepared, and the photographer was prepared, too!”
“I totally got you guys!” says Jayden, who battles osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer.
“Silly String is our signature thing so we should have seen it coming,” says Jones, whose team often shoots Silly String to entertain patients on the cancer unit. “It was just a joyful moment–one that really all of us needed.”
A successful sneak attack.
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For Gavin, the hospital isn’t all about challenges and adversity. It’s about giving joy to others.
The holidays she has altered to care for kids are too many to count, but as she retires, she leaves much for patients and colleagues to be thankful.
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