Father turns to social media to find a #Rabbit4Nic
South African 9-year-old had thyroid surgery and lymph nodes removed
Radiation treatment meant his favorite stuffed animal must be destroyed
Stuart Henshilwood is a South African father of two (and, in the interest of full disclosure, my former boss).
His 9-year-old son, Nic, recently had his thyroid and some lymph nodes removed after a lump was found in his throat and cancer was suspected.
By his side throughout the ordeal has been his stuffed rabbit. Nic got the toy when he was born, and he considers the bunny his teammate.
The last step in Nic’s recovery is radiated iodide treatment, and he’s taking the rabbit with him. Unfortunately, because everything that goes into the room with Nic will become radioactive, it has to be destroyed. Including his rabbit.
Stuart turned to social media to try to find a replacement; the results will amaze you.
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