Nurse does not know mom is watching her. But mom writes down everything she’s seen Nurse does not know mom is watching her. But mom writes down everything she’s seen
After her 2-year-old girl was diagnosed with aggressive cancer, this mom stayed with her in the hospital almost every night. When she saw how... Nurse does not know mom is watching her. But mom writes down everything she’s seen

After her 2-year-old girl was diagnosed with aggressive cancer, this mom stayed with her in the hospital almost every night. When she saw how the nurses tended their little patients, she just could not help but be moved, and she shared her feelings on a Facebook post, which immediately went viral online.

Shelby Skiles’s 2-year-old daughter started to dry cough in March. After being tested, little Sophie was diagnosed with cancer in the lymphatic system. The cough was caused by a tumor “the size of a baseball” on her heart. Sophie had to go through chemotherapy to fight against T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, an aggressive form of cancer.

Skiles, 28, spent nearly every night since May at the hospital. Staying there and watching how the nurses tended the children, Skiles was so touched that she posted a letter to those caring nurses on Facebook, which has received more than 53,000 likes and more than 27,000 shares since it was posted earlier this month.

“I’ve been 150 percent shocked by how much attention it’s gotten,” Shelby told MailOnline. “You can tell the second they walk in that they love these kids.

“It’s incredible to watch people put their lives on hold and completely care for kids that really, really need it. And they care for the parents too.”

“All the things I see them do for us and for other people,” Skiles wrote on the Facebook post, “like the nurse who sat on the floor with me when I had a panic attack when we got the diagnosis.

“I see all of those rubber bracelets on your arms and wrapped around your stethoscope, each one for a child that you’ve cared for and loved.

“I see you stroke her little bald head and tuck her covers around her tightly. I see you holding the crying mom that got bad news.

“I see you trying to chart on the computer while holding the baby whose mom can’t-or won’t be at the hospital with her.”

The viral post touched the nurses caring for Sophie at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

“I just am so grateful that she did that,” said Susan McCollom, the clinical manager at the Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, who has helped treat Sophie.

“Our job is very difficult, emotionally, physically and mentally and it kind of captured why we do our job and that what we do is not just a job.

“Stuff like that always brings tears to my eyes,” she added. “I’m very proud of my team, but not surprised because I know that’s what they do every day.”


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  • Marketa

    2017-10-28 #1 Author

    I have been there so it’s a blessing to find people that actually love their job and love the kids


  • Akilya

    2017-10-28 #2 Author

    That is a blessing u rarely get people that care may God blesd


  • Courtney

    2017-10-28 #3 Author

    This warms my heart ❤️


  • Candy

    2017-10-28 #4 Author

    This is very sad!


  • Shae Coleman

    2017-10-28 #5 Author

    great parenting


  • Stephanie

    2017-10-28 #6 Author

    Oh my God 😍😍😍😍 special


  • Mary Joy

    2017-10-28 #7 Author

    I’m grateful that there is still a good person now a days that do good 👍


  • Teunka

    2017-10-28 #8 Author

    Aww thumbs up 2 those nurses ☺ its always gud 2 make gud out of the bad god bless.


  • Alexius Barnes

    2017-10-28 #9 Author

    That was so sweet of the nurses. This story was very touching, praying for your daughter


  • Christina torrez

    2017-10-29 #10 Author

    Awwwww bless her heart.


  • Sarah

    2017-10-29 #11 Author

    God bless the nurses. Prayers for the family.


  • Tasha

    2017-10-29 #12 Author

    This article was very touching!.. people like that deserve to be recognized & it’s very sweet of her to do that


  • Ibeh Tessy

    2017-10-30 #13 Author

    God bless Nurses🙏🏻🙏🏻


  • Shaquandra Peterson

    2017-10-30 #14 Author

    There’s nothing like caring nurses who treat you like family and who love to do their job


  • Shaferriah Bradley

    2017-10-30 #15 Author

    I truly feel this same way my son just been diagnosed with a brain tumor and the staff here at CHOG are the absolute best they make the kids feels wonderful here they always bring toys to the kids, they come i and does arts and crafts, bring them snacks all through the day and most of all they care for them liked their they own! I really wish my son and I were home but I honestly wouldn’t chose another hospital to care for my son ‼️


  • Nisha

    2017-10-30 #16 Author

    😇😍 love this.!!!!


  • Sasha

    2017-10-30 #17 Author

    goals 💪🏽 There’s nothing more special than a caring nurse 😍


  • Breleigh Luchsinger

    2017-10-30 #18 Author

    Amazing story 😍


  • Elsa olla

    2017-10-30 #19 Author

    God bless the nurses. Prayers for the family. a good heart


  • Gayne Lex

    2017-10-30 #20 Author

    What an awesome mother 😍😍😍


  • randy

    2017-10-30 #21 Author

    Happen all the time as a nurse. Treat others as you treat you own.


  • Shiela

    2017-10-30 #22 Author

    This melt my heart so touching , i remembered when i gave birth with my son all nurses are so very hospitality and always keep me calm and relax . im so glad and thankful a kind of people like them. God bless them.


  • Shayka Armstrong

    2017-10-30 #23 Author

    Omg that’s why I got into
    The medical field in the first place nurses rock😍😍😍👌🏾


  • Sandra Simmons

    2017-10-30 #24 Author

    This is just touching


  • Niya

    2017-10-30 #25 Author

    That is such a blessing you rarely get nurses who love there jobs


  • Tennille

    2017-10-30 #26 Author

    I love people who love others as their own family


  • Mari

    2017-10-31 #27 Author

    God bless the nurses!❣️


  • Nyocca

    2017-10-31 #28 Author

    This is awesome.. It’s great to see people not only do their job because of the pay but do it because the love what they do!!


  • maileen sakai

    2017-10-31 #29 Author

    such a touching story. Thanks to the nurses for all they do!


  • Shay

    2017-10-31 #30 Author

    I would feel the exact same way most nurse don’t know what they doing


  • brittany johnson

    2017-10-31 #31 Author

    that is beautiful


  • Antoni diarte

    2017-10-31 #32 Author

    That is so cute❤️


  • Aquana smith

    2017-10-31 #33 Author

    Wow this story truly touched me. It’s so nice to know there are still some kind people out here in this world. We need more of this!


  • Chantele

    2017-11-01 #34 Author

    This is so heart warming and such a blessing to know they really care about these children


  • Saraya Bryant

    2017-11-01 #35 Author

    Thank God for people like thess nurses, every child deserves to be loved & cared for the right way ❤️


  • Rizz Ebreo

    2017-11-01 #36 Author

    It’s an amazing feeling to have been attended with the most hands on and caring nurses for your child. Nurses are well trained emotially, physically and mentally to deal with different situations. KUDOS!


  • Aggie Moaeteau

    2017-11-01 #37 Author

    Thank you God for these helpful nurses that helps our kids and us to become better and treating us like family . Supporting us and always asking what we need and caring for our kids . This is a amazing story . May God heal your daughter with love and put joy in her 💓 god bless


  • Annabellah

    2017-11-01 #38 Author

    God bless you in Jesus name


  • Laysia Renee

    2017-11-01 #39 Author

    Blessings to her 💜


  • Sabrina

    2017-11-02 #40 Author

    It is a blessing to be blessed with such great caring doctors who actually love their job… Keep up the great work and God bless those little babies


  • Brian

    2017-11-02 #41 Author

    Wow…..beautiful people with crystal hearts God bless them


  • Raven W.

    2017-11-02 #42 Author

    Nurses are amazing! We work hard to treat every patient & parents as if they are our own. Amazing story!


  • Myaneeka

    2017-11-04 #43 Author

    God is good there are some good nurses out here


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