"Your baby is going to be ok…”
Lorrie Swink, Radiography
TranscriptFour years ago my niece Kaylee, who was 10 years old at the time, was flown to All Childrens Hospital for an emergency surgery for a brain AVM. By 3 am in the morning the doctors came out to prepare my sister and her husband for the worst as they wheeled Kayee into surgery again. Because it was the middle of the night my sister did not call the family immediatley because she knew we would all jump in our cars and come flying back to the hospital. As she and her husband stood frightened and alone in the long, empty,cold, quiet corridor of the hospital they heard singing. They then saw a beautiful middle aged woman come walking down the hall. She was wearing hospital scrubs, carrying a bag and singing the most beautiful gospel song. Not a soul was around, when she reached my sister, she stopped singing, smiled and said; "Your baby is going to be ok, your baby is going to be ok". She then continued to sing as they watched her walk away. During the next 3 weeks Kaylee was in a coma, they never saw her again, they described her to the other nurses , no knew who she was. We believe she was Kaylee's Guardian Angel who came at the moment her parents needed her the most. She showed them compassion and gave them hope at the worst moment of their life. My philosophy of healthcare is to respect ALL our patients as we would want our family members to be treated. If we just take the time to reach out and show compassion and kindness we can make a difference no matter how small. We will be forever thankful for Kaylee's Guardian Angel who was there for my sister and husband when we were not.
Updated: January 18, 2011 - 10:42am - by Yvette Saliba