A 13-Year-Old Patient At PRHC Needed A Dress To Attend Her Grade 8 Graduation, Look What Happened

A 13-year-old Peterborough girl named Kristey has been staying at PRHC frequently during hospital treatments.

This has made it very difficult for her to shop for a dress to attend her Grade 8 graduation. So Peterborough does what it does, stepping up with generosity and love to bring the dress to her.

Photo courtesy PRHC

Photo courtesy PRHC

PRHC posted a heartwarming story on their Facebook page that is getting hundreds of shares about how staff in their Pediatric Outpatient (POP) Clinic reached out to Shelby Leonard-Watt, owner of S.O.S Save Our Soles in downtown Peterborough, for help with selecting a dress for Kristey.

Kristey at PRHC with Shelby Leonard-Watt from S.O.S. (Photo courtesy PRHC)

Kristey at PRHC with Shelby Leonard-Watt from S.O.S. (Photo courtesy PRHC)

Shelby not only showed up to PRHC on Tuesday (April 23rd) to help Kristey find the dress of her dreams after trying on several, but also generously donated it (plus a pair of matching shoes!) at no cost.

”When you don’t have a rolling rack to hang dresses on, you grab an IV pole instead,” says Shelby on a S.O.S. Facebook post. “And when an angel of a nurse calls your shop saying she wants to bring Grade 8 Grad dress shopping to her patient going through chemo, you drop everything and say he!! YES.”

Photo courtesy S.O.S.

Photo courtesy S.O.S.

Photo courtesy PRHC

Photo courtesy PRHC

Time and time again, this community shows how kindness and empathy wins.

This was another prime example of that. Well done PRHC and Shelby. Kristey, have a great graduation!

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