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Terrell's wish to have a carnival

Not all heroes wear capes...some wear scrubs.

After Terrell’s diagnosis of leukemia, it was the team at Sutter Medical Center that helped get him back to celebrating life again. The belief that not all heroes wear capes rang true in Terrell’s life, rather they wore scrubs.  

After an exhaustive journey full of hospital visits and chemotherapy, Terrell was ready to enjoy the things that make him the happiest with those who matter most. His one true wish was to have a carnival, shared with all his family, friends, classmates, and the support system at Sutter Medical.  

Granting this wish for Terrell allowed him to see just how many people were rooting for him throughout the fight for his life. When the big day came, he arrived in style and was greeted by all his biggest fans. To add to the big welcome, he was also surprised with an Honorary Firefighter award from the Stockton Fire Department. This was in recognition for when Terrell's apartment caught fire earlier this year, and he came to the rescue of his family and neighbors.  

The carnival was everything he envisioned; bumper cars, a petting zoo and an abundance of thrill rides. Thanks to the support from Sutter Health Terrell’s wish transformed his life as he continues to battle his critical illness. Thanks to Terrell's medical team, he was referred for a wish and will have this memory for the rest of his life.  


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