Flash Mob at Medical City Children’s Hospital to Reveal Patient Wish

Hospital employees to surprise 11-year-old pediatric cancer patient with surprise beach vacation

A pediatric cancer patient from Dallas will be surprised when she has her wish revealed by Make-A-Wish at Medical City Children’s Hospital on Monday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m. Medical City Children’s Hospital employees will reveal the wish through a coordinated flash mob dance. Make-A-Wish North Texas will send the patient and her family on a beach vacation where they will stay in an overwater bungalow. 

11-year-old Alex has Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer that develops from cells in the lymphatic system (part of the body's immune system). Her parents, Cody and Brandi, will be present to help with the surprise. Alex wished for a beach vacation in an overwater bungalow to be able to spend time with her family and dive right into the ocean.

In coordination with National Nurses Week, May 6 through May 12, Medical City Children’s Hospital nurses will participate in this wish reveal and flash mob. This is a rare opportunity for Medical City Children’s Hospital nurses to take part in a wish reveal.

WHEN:

Monday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Medical City Children’s Hospital, First Floor Atrium 7777 Forest Ln., Dallas, Texas 75230

VIDEO/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:

Obtain video or photo shots of Medical City Children’s Hospital employees performing their flash mob dance and of Alex’s surprise Make-A-Wish grant. Please text Pam Tate at 214-293-1956 if you plan to attend.

Background: 

Medical City Children’s Hospital is a 156-bed comprehensive children’s hospital with specialists in virtually every pediatric subspecialty, including nationally recognized congenital heart defect, hematology, and oncology treatment programs. For more than 25 years, Medical City has provided high quality, innovative, compassionate care to patients and their families.

Make-A-Wish® North Texas creates transformational wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. As part of this global cause, and alongside dedicated volunteers, medical professionals and experienced wish ambassadors, Make-A-Wish North Texas proudly serves communities across 161 counties. Since its inception in 1982, Make-A-Wish North Texas has granted nearly 10,000 wishes. To volunteer, donate, refer a child and for more information, visit ntx.wish.org.