Hadley Gray, three-year-old from Tennessee received one of the most beautiful and heartfelt send off from hospital after she successfully completed her chemotherapy. Hadley was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia at her two-and-a-half-year check-up, her mother Brittany Edgeworth Gray told CBS News. The toddler spent the past six months at Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis where she was being treated which resulted in the loss of all her curly brown hair.
Last Thursday, the staff at the hospital kicked Hadley out of the hospital in the sweetest way possible. A group of doctors and nurses walked into Hadley’s room holding balloons and confetti and singing a song. The video was captured by Hadley’s mother which she shared on Facebook. Hadley had been living at the hospital in Memphis about eight hours away from her home in Bluff City, Tennessee, since February. On Saturday, she got to go home like the staff’s song lyrics explain: “You don’t get chemo anymore.”
Watch Video: Hospital Staff Sending off Toddler with a Heartfelt Song
The lyrics of the song go like: “Our patients have the cutest S-M-I-L-E. Our patients have the sweetest H-E-A-R-T. Oh, we love to see you every day. But now’s the time we get to say, pack up your bags, get out the door, you don’t get chemo anymore,” the group of staff serenaded the three-year-old. The staff at Saint Jude sings the song to every child who completes their chemotherapy, Hadley’s mom told CBS.
Gray praised Saint Jude, which receives most of its funding from individual contributions, according to the hospital’s website. “They’ve given us the gift of continuing on as a family of three with our baby girl. We owe them everything,” she said. Hadley will continue to have follow-up appointments every four months with Saint Jude, but she is officially in remission and at low risk for relapse.