A 9-Year-Old Boy, And His Stuffed Wolf

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Joshua Wade, 9-Year-Old Boy, And His Stuffed Wolf Get The BEST Medical Treatment

Joshua Wade needed an endoscopy last Friday. His favorite stuffed animal, “wolf,” meanwhile, needed stitches for a hole in his right leg. The 9-year-old asked his doctor at the Children’s Hospital Colorado, Christine Waasorp Hurtado, if his stuffed friend could get surgery too.

“His parents said, ‘No, no, no, they don’t do wolf surgeries here,'” Hurtado told The Huffington Post. “They said they’d get him fixed up at home.”

But Hurtado and Joshua’s anesthesiologist, Tom Strandness, decided to surprise little Joshua. When he woke up, his pal had a fresh set of sutures, a hospital mask, and a new bandage. His father, Kevin Wade, posted a picture of of the adorable scene to Facebook.

“I saw Joshua a few minutes after he’d woken up,” Hurtado said. “He was still pretty sleepy but he was very excited. He was full of smiles and happy with his wolf.”

Kevin Wade was clearly…

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About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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12 Responses to A 9-Year-Old Boy, And His Stuffed Wolf

  1. mimijk says:

    I read this earlier today – an awesome story!

  2. utesmile says:

    What a lovely story… and I read it here first 🙂 even though I follow the other blog too! Some beautiful kind actions can make such a difference to a child and adults likewise!

  3. Russ, I read it here first! 🙂

  4. How kind of the doctors…. Diane

  5. lvsrao says:

    Wondreful. Compassion and kindness ought to be in our lives.

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