Jasmine holds a newborn baby admiring the sweet sounds and smells of new life. Her name badge says “Jasmine –Future RN.” Her wish has been granted.
Twelve-year-old Jasmine, diagnosed with a rare life-threatening autoimmune disorder, was in need of a true moment of joy to keep her strong and keep her fighting.
Volunteers from Make-A-Wish® Utah informed Jasmine she would definitely travel to McKay-Dee Hospital Center to be a nurse for a day. But what they didn’t say was how she was getting there.
So Jasmine is awestruck when a LifeFlight helicopter picks her up at her house and delivers her at the hospital. She then greets the nurse manager of the newborn intensive care unit (NICU), who gives her a teddy bear, a basket of gifts from other nurses, and a card. The basket has a statue of a nurse holding a baby and a holiday tree ornament with engraved baby footprint. She also receives her own baby stethoscope and blood pressure cuff to equip her for the job.
Ready to go it’s time to get into uniform. Jasmine puts on her own set of scrubs and gown and her name tag. She washes her hands – like any good nurse- and heads to NICU.
Here this wish kid observes several procedures to care for and clean the infants.
When she finally holds the little bundle of joy, she rocks it softly proclaiming she’s having “so much fun.”
Jasmine’s eyes shine with the hope for her amazing nursing career ahead.