Have you ever waited 12 years for something?
Two days ago, I walked through the ward at 7:30 a.m. to see how the kids were doing. Eleven lifesaving surgeries so far—the ward is filling up!
That morning, I ran into a dad who asked for help. He told me he was waiting for our cardiologist to look at his 12-year-old son. I smiled and showed him where he needed to wait and then ran to make sure our cardiologist would make his way over to do the screening.
Then it was lunchtime. Then it was dark. I walked from the OR to the ward again and I saw the same dad waiting in the exact same place.
“Why are you still here?”
“I’m still waiting for my son’s echo.”