Miracles In Motion: Fletcher

“The type of cancer Fletcher had was a very aggressive type. In the matter of a week, he went from a happy and healthy boy running around to being in the PICU on a breathing tube and dialysis with his organs shutting down. It’s hard to see things getting better when you are in a really tough place like we were, especially since he got so sick so quickly. You don’t really have time to process all of it. You don’t just go day by day, but minute by minute. It sounds so cliché, but this has really taught us to just enjoy every moment you have with those you love because so much can change in an instant.

Today is the celebration of Fletcher’s last round of chemo. It’s been a long ride, but we are here now and it’s just amazing to see how far he has come over the last 4 1/2 months. It’s really hard to put into words how it feels to look at Fletcher’s future now. He’s going to be starting kindergarten next month. That’s a very common thing, but it could have not happened for him. We’re really just looking forward to him being able to do normal kid stuff and returning to regular life again. Everything is something to celebrate now.” – Stephen, dad to Fletcher, CMN Hospitals Ambassador

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Miracles in Motion tells the inspiring stories of our pediatric patient families, clinicians and staff members in their everyday lives. These moments are what make UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital​ such a special place to the more than 150,000 patient families treated here each year. Follow along to learn more about these stories and how Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals​ makes even the most ordinary moments extraordinary.

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