All the media is talking about this unusual porposal that will make your heart melt. A 5-year-old boy, battling cancer, just became a superhero after proposing to his favorite nurse at the Rady’s Children’s Hospital, in San Diego.
His story is one of those stories you can not read without getting emotional. The little boy, named Gideon Robinson, was diagnosed with leukemia at the early age of 5 years. He is only a kid, but he is tough as iron. During the ‘battle process’ with the awful disease, doctors put a port device into the cancer patient’s tiny chest to pump him full of chemotherapy treatment. Since then, Gideon’s mother calls him “Ironman”.
What his mother didn’t know at that time, is that her little ‘Iron’ boy was not only ‘Ironman’, but also a superhero. Three months after Gideon was diagnosed with leukemia, he made a life-changing decision. He was going to ask his favorite nurse, who he called ‘Tall Sarah’, to marry him.
When talking about ‘Tall Sarah’, Mrs. Robinson says that she was the first nurse that took the most care of Gideon when he was first diagnosed with leukemia and that even when he was really sick and wasn’t his usual outgoing, happy self, nurse Sarah managed to make his day with her fun personality.
Before taking the big step, Gideon asked another nurse whether or not Sarah was married. The nurse let him know that she wasn’t, but really wants to be — and jokingly said to him that he should ask her. That information was enough for little Gideon. He immediately said: ‘I will marry her!’
For a 5-year-old, he’s pretty confident.
his mother said, amused by the situation.
The nurse brought the little boy some craft supplies, and he got to work. After forming a pink and white pipe cleaner into a perfect circle, Gideon hand-picked a purple heart-shaped bead to use as the stone. On the special day, Mrs. Robinson asked her son: ‘How are you going to ask her to marry you?’. ‘I’m going to bend down,’ replied Gideon, while getting down on one knee. I’m gonna say, ‘Sarah, would you have that…’.’
After the rehearsal, the courageous 5-year-old headed for the nurse station to meet his potential bride-to-be. The nurse didn’t know what it was about to happen. She was happy that she had Gideon in front of her, but had no clue about what was coming next. She asked him what he was up to. After a moment of hesitation, Gideon took a leap and popped the big question.
The nurse happily accepted his proposal, as she placed the improvised ring on her finger. The lovely pair sealed the engagement with a tight hug. Now, they make a perfect team and it is certain that their future together will be full of dance parties, laughs and — of course — Legos. At least that’s what Gideon hopes.
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