State: Memphis, TN
Facility: Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Rashad was in the hospital for over 30 days. He has chronic recurrent vomiting and has been unable to keep any food or drink down. He immediately proved his bravery as he was able to follow directions and cope positively throughout his procedure. He has continued to show his strength and endurance as he has had multiple NJ tubes and NG tubes placed to receive nutrition and to maintain his weight. Rashad deserves this award because throughout all of his procedures and long admission he has continued to maintain a positive attitude, express appropriate understanding and display positive coping.