“I’m a paleontologist,” exclaims five-year old Brody, “I love fossils!”
Brody is quick to show off his fish fossil and a dinosaur tooth, while sitting on his bed in the Children’s Patient Floor at Renown Children’s Hospital.
Just last week Brody was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. His dad noticed his only child had been drinking an awful lot of water and had wet the bed on a couple occasions – something out of the ordinary for Brody.
They drove in from Fernley to take him to their Reno pediatrician. Within minutes they received the diagnosis in the doctor’s office and Brody was admitted to Renown Children’s Hospital.
Not only does Brody love fossils, he also likes fishing, skiing and Legos.
This week we invite you to#TweetTheLove to Brody. Send @RenownKids your tweets with the hashtag #TweetTheLove or leave your message on the Renown Children’s Hospital Facebook page and we’ll share your notes with Brody and his family and others in need of a smile.
You can send in hopeful wishes, corny jokes, uplifting quotes – anything that might help bring a laugh or a feeling of comfort. Just remember to include the hashtag #TweetTheLove so we can find your messages.
Check back as we introduce you to a new child each week in February.
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