Torontonians are extremely proud of our world famous Sick Children's Hospital, known locally as simply "Sick Kid's". The hospital's reputation for it's fine care and incredible staff are truly deserved,
An enduring legend has it that a few years back, a particularly brave and suprisingly happy thirteen year old girl (who had always been a bit of a favourite of the staff,) finally passed away of the leukemia she was being treated for.
Brave to the end, she devoted her last few days to comforting an eight year old boy who was also fighting this disease.
Some months after her passing, the young boy was lying in his bed, dying. A night nurse, on rounds, noticed a visible glow coming from the boys room. She peered in and saw the young girl sitting beside the bed of the boy in the picture of health holding his hand.
The nurse was understandably concerned but the girl simply looked at the nurse, smiled in recognition and resumed telling the boy he had nothing to be afraid of.
The boy passed on that night, probably less afraid of anything than he had been in months.
The story above comes from a combination of reader submission and "Mysteries of Ontario", the fine book by John R. Colombo. Be it fact or fantasy, the story is a warming one if a touch sad. If you have anything to add, please contact us: