How Orlando Health helped this PICU patient attend graduation

Orlando Health made special travel arrangements so a patient in its pediatric intensive care unit did not miss an important life milestone: his high school graduation, reports Fox 35 Orlando.

A medical transport team at Orlando, Fla.-based Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children took the teenager, Evan Rasmussen, to his graduation ceremony via ambulance, the health system confirmed May 17. 

"When a child has a chronic illness, they often spend a lot of time in and out of the hospital, often missing out on important life experiences," Jodi McDuffie, MSN, RN, nurse manager at the hospital's PICU, told Fox 35 Orlando. "It was really special for our team to be part of Evan's big day. He couldn't stop smiling during the whole trip!"

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