This is a moving and beautiful story. Kudos Jordan.. Kudos... now I'm gonna go act like I'm not getting teary
Lakers’ Jordan Farmar makes first official move, one to brighten childrens’ days
Jordan Farmar was on his first official visit as a Laker again, and he was wheeling purple Lakers bags filled with souvenirs through the pediatrics unit Tuesday at UCLA Medical Center.
His first stop was in Jasmine Faulk’s room, and he received a warm welcome. Faulk made him two Lakers signs and taped them to her door.
Faulk, wearing a green track suit and Hello Kitty socks, is 10 years old and battling Rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancerous tumor that is attached to a bone. Hers was behind her eye.
Jasmine shook Farmar’s hand and smiled a lot. You wouldn’t blame her if she was disappointed.
The Lomita resident should be starting sixth grade with her friends. But she’s done chemotherapy once a week over the last 44 weeks. She told Farmar that she was having her last chemotherapy treatment that day.
When she got up from her hospital bed and put her arm around Farmar for a picture, she told him she was kind of dizzy.
``That’s OK,’’ Farmar assured her. ``You can lean on me.’’
It was a touching moment between two strangers brought together by sports, a dreaded disease and good will.
Faulk is due for an MRI in September, according to her mom, Caroline Faulk and to return home in a few days.
``Congratulations,’’ Farmar told her. ``That’s good news. You’re pretty brave.’’
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After Farmar left the room to visit other patients, Jasmine laid down on her bed. Later, she walked around the hallways to find Farmar so she could take a picture with him and another cancer patient, the first friend she made in the hospital.
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^baggage of gifts he brought for the kids in purple and gold bags
Call me a softie for these kinds of things.. but I get emotional when I hear stories like this...
Beautiful story.... great great work Jordan.. keep up the wonderful work!!!
Edited by Majesty, August 14, 2013 - 05:44 AM.