I'm an intern at a hospital. I work on the cardiology floor.
I'm an intern at a
hospital. I work on the cardiology floor. One of the former
nurses on our floor is battling terminal brain cancer. We found
out last week that she doesn't have much more than a few
weeks left. We sell arm bands and water bottles to raise money
for the family.
Today a man came by and bought 2 arm bands for himself and his
wife. He handed us 60 dollars and said "keep the
change" and walked away. An hour later he returned with a
check and said "I'd like to make a donation to this
family." I said ok and found out who to write the check out
to. I saw him write a "1" and a few zeroes behind it
and thought "What a kind man for donating 100 dollars."
He handed me the check, and I looked down only to find that it
was written for $1000. He said "I hope she gets well soon.
Send my best to her and her family." I didn't have the
heart to tell him that her prognosis wasn't good.
Today I witnessed a beautiful act of kindness between strangers.
The money won't bring her back to us, but the thought that a
random person would selflessly give such a large amount of money
in order to help out a hurting family is a beautiful