We could tell you the story of Zahra, a 6-year old girl from Bahrain diagnosed with a medulloblastoma.
We could detail her pathology and the treatment plan agreed with her local medical team.
We could report the heartbreaking words from her family.
We could depict the efforts by the Ministry of Health and US Embassy Teams to have her traveling as soon as possible.
We could relate her journey to Hampton.
We could talk about the exams and procedures she underwent.
We could narrate how we’ve struggled to get her chemotherapy in short-supply.
We could elaborate on the benefits of Proton Therapy over other treatment modalities in her case.
But we can’t describe the love we share with our patients.
Zahra has elected Walter, our Anesthesia Nurse, as her new best friend. They’re walking together along the corridor to fetch Zahra’s anesthesia stretcher. They come from different countries, 50 years separate them, they don’t speak a common language, and yet they truly love each other.