When I was an undergraduate health student I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to complete an internship in our local children’s hospital’s oncology ward.
There are no words in my vocabulary that would ever do justice to the courage, hope and sheer strength of the human spirit that I witnessed during those weeks. Not a day goes by that I don’t remember the people I met: tireless doctors and nurses, parents who were faced with fighting for their kids against something over which they had no control, and the kids themselves who were the true meaning of grace. They all stood together against cancer. Determined to defeat it.
I was blessed to be able to be part of that, for even a short amount of time.
Today an article about 22 year old Chris Rumble captured my attention while I was watching the news. This young man has taken Kelly Clarkson’s song ‘Stronger’, and made it a battle cry for his fellow patients at Seattle Children’s hospital. Please watch this video. Remember that whatever we are going through, there is always someone out there walking a road that we fear to tread.
These kids are heroes.