The force is strong in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center medical staff, who recently worked with a local move theater to coordinate a private screening of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," for a patient who has battled leukemia for nearly five years.
The patient, 22-year-old Natalie Seale, had been eagerly awaiting the release of the movie. After undergoing a bone marrow transplant to combat her T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia in June 2015, she was told she would be unable to be in large crowds due to her weakened immune system.
One of Ms. Seale's nurses at Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt's Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital — Sarah Neumann, RN — took it upon herself to call a local movie theater to see what they could do to help her patient experience seeing the movie on the big screen.
"Cancer ruthlessly robs our patients of many things we can't control, so as a nurse, I feel that it is important to help patients maintain as much normalcy in life as possible to provide them with much deserved hope and joy during such a difficult time," said Ms. Neumann, who may just be a Jedi knight. Not even a battalion of stormtroopers could stop her from going above and beyond for her patient.