Seven-year-old Kale was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in 2018 and eventually went into remission.
He was all set to attend summer camp, but unfortunately his plans were put on hold when his Leukemia returned.
Instead of spending the summer at camp, he now had to be at the hospital for 30 days straight for his treatment.
An organization called Little Wishes heard about Kale’s story and knew they had to do something to help. Since Kale couldn’t go to camp, they decided to bring summer camp to him at the hospital.
Little Wishes grants the wishes of chronically and critically ill, hospitalized children to ease their discomfort and bring them joy during long hospital stays.
“When kids are diagnosed with cancer, they miss out on a lot of stuff, whether in school or camps or sports,” one of Kale’s nurses said. “When you’re in the hospital for a month at a time, you do have to get creative.”
Little Wishes built him a whole tent in his hospital room with a beanbag, where he can sit and play all of his new Nintendo Switch games that they also surprised him with.
Although Kale is just seven years old, he is very grateful to not only Little Wishes, but to all of the hospital staff who cares for him.
After his first stay at the hospital, he made all of the nurses little bracelets and keychains for their ID badges as a way to say thank you, which many of them still wear to this day.
Hear more of Kale’s story in the video below: