Hospitals are a place that children dread going to, and no one likes it if they have to be isolated without anything to do. A teenager who was battling cancer in North Virginia knew how this felt, and when he was given a chance to make a wish, he asked for over 20 gaming systems to be donated for all the other kids in the same plight.
Timothy Bourbeau was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer on Oct. 24, 2016, and had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatment. During his stay at the hospital, he had to be isolated due to infections, and this frustrated him.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by Timothy’s mother, Tammy, the reason was due to the “very little activities” that he could do while he was isolated.
“Timothy spoke many times about not having gaming systems readily, easily and/or available during hospital stays,” Tammy wrote.
In 2017, when the Make-A-Wish Foundation granted a wish for Timothy, he thought hard for a year before deciding on having gaming systems, not for himself but for others.
Timothy wanted to have “22 pre-loaded Playstation 4s (PS4) gaming systems with 2 controllers in 22 roomes [sic] on the hematology/oncology floor of the hospital where he stayed during treatment,” Tammy wrote.
As we are driving to the airport, much harder than we expected, without our precious Timothy Bourbeau Jr….this message…
The foundation granted his wish and had the gaming systems delivered to the hospital rooms at Inova Fairfax Hospital in March 2018.
“We are all astonished and so inspired by the fact that you could have wished to go somewhere, meet someone, have something, you could have wished to be something, but instead you chose a very unique thing which is to give your wish away and I think it’s profoundly kind,” Tara Wilson-Jones from Make-A-Wish said at the hospital, FOX DC reported.
Timothy had the chance to play some games himself at the hospital with his younger brother.
“It’s definitely a blessing to be able to give something back for all the things I’ve been given in my life. So I thank you all,” Timothy said.
“It helps you take your mind off of what’s going on. Helps you to calm down a little bit and find a new perspective of life.”
“You know my faith is strong and I believe we’re all put on this earth to do something great,” Timothy added.
“I’m fulfilling that dream because I want this to not just be a part of Inova but I want this to be part of every oncology floor all across the U.S. and that’s my dream and I want to make that happen.”
Sadly, Timothy passed away on April 18, but his family is determined to continue his dream of making it happen.
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DYING WISH: Timothy Bourbeau suffers from a rare form of bone cancer, and his dying wish was to help lighten the burdens of other young cancer patients. That wish came true this week."My faith is strong, and I believe we're all put on this Earth to do something great."FULL STORY: https://bit.ly/2qgZMss
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