Video: Nurses encourage young cancer patients to be ‘Brave’

Patients and staff members of Unit 5 at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital know how to show they’re brave.

Two nurses in the cancer unit wanted to boost the spirits of their patients and remind them that positive thought is an important part of the healing process. They came up with the idea to make a music video to the song “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, and feature their patients. They were able to get permission to use the song and were even inspired by Bareilles’ original music video.

The video, which features nearly 70 staff members singing and dancing, has since gone viral (more than a million views). And it’s easy to see why!

Watch the video here:

And – how sweet is this? – during one of the nurses’ several TV interviews, Sara Bareilles herself stopped by to say hello. Watch below:

Nurses, what did you think of this video? Shed a tear or two? Got another awesomely inspirational video for us to check out? Leave your thoughts and links in the comments below!

Source: People Magazine


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One Response to Video: Nurses encourage young cancer patients to be ‘Brave’

  1. This is a really amazing video. It breaks my heard that children ever have to face something as scary as cancer, but I am so thankful that there are fantastic nurses like this than can help them to be brave. Wonderful video and wonderful nurses!