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One of our younger patients had a birthday coming up. Our night shift team decided that missing out on this special day because he was in the hospital for chemotherapy was not going to happen, so we decided to bring his birthday celebration to him.

Just before his bedtime, six nurses burst in with party-poppers full of streamers, glow sticks, and a birthday cake to his room.

As he pushed the hundreds of streamers around on his hospital bed as if making a snow angel, we looked down on his beaming face as we enjoyed his birthday celebration together.

– Mary Rodriguez, CNA