Nurse wants to be ‘sneaky’ when mom snaps photo letting everyone know she saw her

It’s every parent’s nightmare. Shelby and Jonathan ran to call an ambulance. Minutes later they were on their way to the hospital.

It was only then that the doctors could confirm that Sophie was suffering from something much worse than asthma and allergies.


Sadly, Sophie never got the chance to grow old and say ‘thank you’ to all the nurses who fought to keep her alive.

Her tiny body just couldn’t handle all the treatments and the aggressive cancer.

She again relapsed on December 22, 2017 and the family decided to withdraw treatment. Sophie was done.

Parents Shelby and Jonathan got 13 days of cuddling, reading, singing, watching movies, and loving until Sophie passed away in their arms on January 4, 2018.

”My goal through this entire process has been to be transparent and honest and shine light on what really goes on during a battle against cancer. I haven’t sugarcoated the bad days but, I’ve also been able to show the great work the Lord has done throughout this. I hope to continue to do that as we continue on without her”, says Shelby.


Cancer is really the worst thing I can think of. Especially when it targets children. 

Sophie’s story is such a reminder to use all your days as if they were the last. To love like there is no tomorrow. 

Her story also shows that the amazing nurses and other hospital staff deserves to be recognized.

As healers, helpers, playmates, storytellers, counselors, and comforters, they touch countless lives, caring not only for their pint-sized patients but looking out for their entire family as well.

Willingly, they go into a battle most of us pray to avoid. And, they do it day after day for one family after another.

Share mom Shelby’s words about nursery and hospital staff so that more people can read about the incredible work they do. 

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