NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - The pediatric floor of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center was the scene of a special reunion. Sally Kabel, 5, is nearly three years cancer-free. She came back to see the nurses who helped her fight a rare and aggressive form of infant leukemia.
Sally's dad, Matt, said it was a tough road with visits to the hospital for chemo three to four times a week for two years. But Sally's nurses Lauren and Adrienne helped the whole family pull through.
Ahead of Nurses Week, Matt shared his experience in an article on The Mighty.com about how the nurses at Sloan became extended family.
Because of the chemo, Sally developed epilepsy and relies on an oxygen machine to breathe. But like all little ones, she still loves to play. But not with toys—with medical supplies, emulating the people who helped save her life.
Matt said the nurses are the unsung heroes.