For most young girls graduating from elementary school, finding a dress for their graduation ceremony is a fun shopping challenge.
But for 13-year-old Kristey, who is currently receiving treatment at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC), the challenge is completely different.
Her frequent hospital stays and chemotherapy treatments have made it extremely difficult for her to go out shopping to find the dress of her dreams for her Grade 8 graduation.
So when Shelby Watt, owner of Save Our Soles in downtown Peterborough, received a call on Tuesday (April 23) from Shay Cannon, a registered nurse at PRHC’s Pediatric Outpatient Clinic, explaining Kristey’s situation, Watt dropped everything she was doing to help.
Not only did Watt immediately visit PRHC with a selection of dresses for Kristey to try on, she also donated a dress — along with a pair of matching shoes — to Kristey.
“When you don’t have a rolling rack to hang dresses on you grab an IV pole instead,” Watt writes on her Instagram @saveoursoles. “And when an angel of a nurse (Shay on the left, but everyone was incredible) calls your shop saying she wants to bring grade 8 Grad dress shopping to her patient, Kristey, who is going through chemo, you drop everything and say hell YES.”
kawarthaNOW kudos to the staff at the Pediatric Outpatient Clinic for helping make a young girl’s life a little bit easier and to Shelby Watt for her generous donation of time and clothing.