A 13-year-old girl brought a cart full of toys onto the ward where she was treated to honor five years since the conclusion of her cancer treatment.
Rhea, a six-year-old from London, was given a leukemia diagnosis and spent a lot of time alone in the Casey Ward at Epsom Hospital in Surrey.
Staff kept her busy throughout that period with boxes of toys, and Rhea wanted to do the same for other kids.
Her internet request for donations was just 100 toys, but she ended up with 270.
Children receiving chemotherapy cannot use the toys or games in the hospital playrooms due to the risk of infection; instead, they require that everything be brand-new and unopened.
Rhea claimed that when she created an online wish list with a social media appeal, she considered the toys she would enjoy, adding, "I've been here myself, so I know what it's like."
She expressed gratitude to those who gave and said she was "shocked" to receive so many donations.
After Rhea was diagnosed, the family, according to her mother Carley, experienced a trying time and spent a lot of time in the ward.
She claimed that because her daughter visited so frequently, she used Room 5 as her bedroom.
She continued, "I'm proud of her. She decided she wanted to collect these toys to honor five years after finishing treatment.”
The trust's pediatric oncology shared unit's lead nurse, Lucy Lloyd-James, called it "brilliant" to see Rhea doing so well and added, "It's why we do the jobs we do."
She claimed that to prevent young children from growing bored, playroom toys for children who couldn't use them need to be replaced frequently with new ones.
She called Rhea's effort "phenomenal," adding that she had given careful consideration to the interests and needs of other kids.
We'll hopefully be able to improve their experiences little thanks to Rhea.
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