State: New Hyde Park, NY
Facility: Schneider Children’s Hospital
Fernando is a real Hero because he had broken his arm and had to come to the hospital without his parents to receive treatment. His parents were at work an unable to get to the hospital in time to be by his side for the necessary reduction and cast placement. They had to provide over the phone consent for Fernando to have his arm casted and to have conscious sedation utilized without their presence. He was very brave and only wanted to know if his casting was going to hurt. He asked very intelligent questions and throughout the entire procedure displayed a level of braveness that impressed the whole medical team. For remaining brave in the face of getting his fractured arm fixed without any help from his parents, I have nominated Fernando as our Hero of the Month.