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UK girl joins university next to hospital where she defeated cancer, her dad’s post goes viral

The post also attracted the attention of a nurse who had looked after the girl when she was in the hospital.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 27, 2021 9:48:23 am
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Sending off their children to university is indeed a very proud moment for any parent. But for one UK dad, it was extra special when his daughter made it to her dorm a few blocks away from a hospital where she had once defeated cancer. As the emotional father shared the image online, it not only went viral but also reunited the family with the nurse that once took care of the girl as a child.

Martin Dorey from Cornwall recently shared a picture of his daughter Maggie who got accepted at Bristol University. The proud father clicked the young student against a window saying that from her new room she can see the Bristol Children’s Hospital. “Tears of joy,” the father added seeing the hospital room where 17 years ago the girl had spent six months “fighting for her life against leukemia”.

Proud of how far his daughter had come, the father took time to acknowledge and thank the healthcare professionals without whose help and care this day would not have been possible. “Thank you NHS,” he tweeted.

The post got many strangers stopping by to wish the girl the best of luck for her future endeavours. But things took a wholesome turn when a woman called Charlotte Higby commented on the post saying it gave her goosebumps. “As a nurse who looked after Maggie all those years ago, I can’t tell you how much this post means. Have an amazing time Maggie!” Higby commented on the post.

Surprised by the unexpected comment, the father joined in to thank the nurse for commenting while enquiring if she was the same “Charlotte / Charlie team who stepped in after an anaphylactic reaction to chemo”. He also passed on another touching story that he had named his other daughter Charlie after the other healthcare professional.

The nurse shared how Maggie’s case has always remained close to her heart and it was wonderful to see her grow into a successsful woman now.

As a ‘thank you’ note, the father shared a photo of his two daughters and asked her to pass on the message to the other nurse as well.

The touching thread has left everyone teary-eyed online, with people joining in to share their own stories about how they, too, were grateful to all the medical professionals who took care of sick children and nursed them back to health.

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