“Monica showed everyone kindness, even while she was in pain”
For several weeks, 14-year-old Monica suffered from extreme stomach pain. She wasn’t able to eat, became anemic, dropped weight, and missed school and time with her friends. Medication prescribed by doctors made her even sicker.
Monica was eventually admitted to Mercy Medical Center where surgeons removed her gallbladder. The recovery process was hard for Monica. She was extremely weak after the surgery and worked hard to get her strength back, but even the slightest movements were painful. Monica was very motivated to do all that she could to recover.
Her nominating nurse wrote “Monica showed everyone kindness, even while she was in pain. You never heard her complain, and she personally thanked each nurse.”
Kids Wish Network is honored to recognize Monica as a Hero of the Month along with Mercy Medical Center.