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Give It All You Got! {Fun Friday}

Woo it’s the weekend!! I am late with my post again this week. Sorry! It was my first week at work, and I was exhausted when I got home yesterday. I stayed late at work to sit it on a family meeting. One of the tougher, but very important, parts of my job will be participating in meetings with families to discuss changing the goals of care from cure or recovery to comfort. The social worker and team of physicians I shadowed yesterday did a wonderful job in the meeting. They explained everything in a way that was easy to understand, and they really took their time and encouraged the family to ask questions and express concerns. The whole week made me excited about working alongside such compassionate people and caring for veterans and their families.

Enough about work, on to this weeks’ fun Friday (technically Saturday) post!

During the summer between my junior and senior year of college I interned at the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Eastern North Carolina. I helped coordinate all kinds of wishes, which was an amazing experience. MAW is such a special organization to me, and I loved a wish story that I saw this week. Hailey Bretzius, 9, decided that her wish was to have author R.J. Palacio visit her school. Palacio wrote the novel WonderWonder is about a fifth grade boy who has a facial deformity. The novel’s message centers on choosing kindness. Hailey, who has a benign tumor that’s been growing between the muscles on the left side of her face, identified with the main character. Though Hailey originally considered going to New York to meet her favorite author, she decided to share her wish with her classmates by inviting Palacio to come to her school. If your interested in reading more about the wish or seeing pictures, follow this link to the article.

The video below is so sweet! When the son in this video was 8 years old, he promised his father he would get him a 57 Chevy on his 57th birthday. Many years later, the son followed through on his promise and surprised his father with the car.

Do you ever have trouble waking up in the morning? This Great Dane puppy has some serious issues with waking up early. The video is adorable and pitiful in the best way.

I tend to post a lot of dog videos, but I decided to wrap things up with a goat video. It’s a whopping 7 seconds long. Give it all you got!

Have a fun and relaxing weekend!!


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