Shelby and Jonathan believed that their two-year-old daughter, Sophie, was suffering from allergies, was struggling to breathe, and doctors then suspected she might have asthma. It will soon become clear that it is much worse. One night he stopped breathing.
A few minutes later they were on their way to the hospital, where the doctors confirmed that the little girl had cancer. Chemotherapy affected his ability to walk, talk about using his hands, and eating.
Shelby, the girl’s mother, was always by her side, she also made a Facebook page with her husband where she documents Sophie’s fight. This article is not about the sadness of the disease, but about an incredibly special post on this Facebook page.
Here is what the girl’s mother wrote about a nurse in the hospital:
,, See you. I’m sitting on this couch all day long. I see you. You try hard to go unnoticed by me and my child. I see your face collapsing a little when she sees you and cries. You try in so many ways to help her stop being afraid. I see you hesitating when you have to give her treatment. You say “I’m sorry” more often than most say “thank you”…
I see all those plastic bracelets on your arms and around the stethoscope, each one is from a child you cared for and loved. I see you stroking her small, bald head, and wrapping it tightly around her.
I see you holding in your arms sad mothers who have received the bad news. I see you working on the computer while holding a child whose mother did not want or could not be in the hospital with him.
For 12 whole hours, you leave your life outside to take care of other people’s children. Go to every room and smile, no matter what happens there. If you see my daughter’s name on the program, you come to check it out, even if she’s not your patient. Call the doctor, the pharmacy,
and others, whenever it is necessary for my child to have what he needs when he needs it. You check on me as often as you check on her. Sit and listen to me crying for 10 minutes, even if your phone always vibrates and the list of things to do that day is miles long.
See you. We all see you. No fruit basket, no greeting card will be able to explain to you how much we appreciate you. You are Jesus every day. Our children would not get what they need without you. Mothers like me would not feel in all minds or hear without you. You save our babies, and we couldn’t do that without you. ”
Shelby’s post received over 27,000 reactions in an extremely short time, we probably all understand why. All the nurses and employees of the hospitals who really do their job with vocation and dedication, deserve to read the above words as if they were addressed to them!
As for little Sophie, doctors say she will recover completely soon! Let’s share her mother’s words so that the doctors and nurses who are really doing their job know how incredible the thing they are doing is!