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Children’s hospital ‘Brave’ video goes viral

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Two nurses has an idea to make a video featuring their patients, something fun to look back on, when cancer is hopefully just a memory. Two nurses has an idea to make a video featuring their patients, something fun to look back on, when cancer is hopefully just a memory.
Two nurses at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital had an idea.  

They wanted to make a video featuring their patients, something fun to look back on, when cancer is hopefully just a memory.

There is perhaps little sadder in this word than a kid with cancer. But this will make you forget that.

It's not sad here, it's fun, we have fun with our kids, [and] we have fun with the patients while they're here. We don't want it to be a sad time in their lives because they have enough stuff to worry about," said Natalie Snyder.

The nurses in unit 5 heard the song ‘Brave’ by Sara Bareilles and knew it just fit.

"We wanted to give back to our patients because they teach us so much about life, like they are so brave," said Brittany Bloemke.

On their days off and before their shifts they shot the video. Nearly 70 staff members danced their hearts out and cheered on their patients, who were not just the inspiration, but the stars.

What no one expected was their fun video to go viral. More than 300-thousand people have already watched it. 

You can watch the video here.


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