A mother’s thank you letter to the pediatric nurses caring for her two-year-old daughter who is battling cancer has gone viral.
Shelby Skiles shared her moving words to express gratitude for the medical staff looking after Sophie, who had a tumor on her heart the size of a baseball.
The Facebook post has received more than 52,000 ‘likes’ and nearly 27,000 shares since it was posted earlier this month.
It is aimed at the nurses at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where the toddler has endured grueling chemotherapy treatment. She now needs a stem cell transplant to save her.
Sophie, two, was diagnosed with t-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer that occurs in the body’s lymphatic system.
She has been in the hospital since May when she first got her diagnoses, which has given Shelby time to witness all the work the nurses do in the pediatric ward.
Speaking to Daily Mail Online, Shelby said the little things the nurses did, such as bringing her family meals and washing Sophie’s pacifiers when they drop on the floor, inspired her to write the post.
And Susan McCollum, the clinical manager at Sophie’s hopsital, told Daily Mail Online that the post brought tears to her eyes because she knows how hard her staff works for their patients.