Nurse works in the hospital where she grew up!

Posted on May 16, 2018 by Erica Parkerson

Amelia Ballard's life is living proof that God uses every scrap of everything we go through. There are no leftovers with Him.

Diagnosed with Leukemia at 17 months old, she made some of her sweetest memories at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The walls of that hospital felt a lot like home. But, Amelia didn't feel like she was missing anything because there were always sleepovers, birthday parties, and games going on. 

Amelia's dad says that in those early days, the family held onto her hope. Her mom gave her some advice: "Cancer doesn't define you. You define it."

Now, that sweet little fighter is paying it forward. She believed all little girls grew up to be doctors, because she was always around the kind people wearing the white jackets. Amelia always knew she wanted to take care of kids when she grew up~ and specifically at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Now, those walls are feeling a lot like home every day, but Amelia is no longer a patient - she's a nurse.

In between treating the teddy bears of her little patients and dispensing lots of love and hugs, Amelia tells them: "You are strong. You are beautiful. You are brave. You can get through this." 

Story Source: NBC News

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Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution 

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