Gabby was one of my best friends , our Moms were friends and I don’t ever remember a time when I didn’t know her. We would laugh and play. We swam together every day in the summers and loved spending the night at each other’s houses. We made cookies at Gabby’s house and had BBQ in our backyard.
I don’t remember it ever being sad at the hospital. You know, there were times where Gabby didn’t feel good, and that was hard. As a best friend, you don’t want to ever see your friend in pain or uncomfortable. But, you know, we always had so much fun, and we had so much to play with to get our minds off of what was really going on.
I just finished nursing school, and pediatric oncology has always been my goal. I was fortunate enough to be with these nurses when I was little. I got to see the relationship that they got to build with Gabby and the other patients. I have always wanted to give back to that community and be one those nurses that made Gabby so comfortable in the hospital. It really felt like they had a connection with Gabby and the other patients. I want to give back to that community and be that person to someone else.
– Darby Solomon, Oncology Nurse