“Sophia’s courage and spirit inspired us all”
After suffering from abdominal pains for a few days, Sophia was admitted to Mercy Medical Center for further evaluation. The 7-year-old had a ruptured appendix and needed surgery. While in recovery, Sophia was unable to eat, rest or relax. She suffered extreme pain getting in and out of bed, at the incision site and was sick to her stomach whenever she tried to eat.
“Sophia was very motivated to get better,” writes her nominating nurse. “She has a very quiet and kind personality and would say ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’ all the time. Her courage and spirit inspired us all.”
Kids Wish Network, too, was inspired by Sophia, and we’re proud to honor her as a Hero of the Month!