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Dhanush & doctor who saved his life

Dhanush wished to visit the doctor that saved his life

“ ... Her work changes lives – and can even inspire kindness in others. ”

Nobody knew why Dhanush was sick. But Dr. Carmen Weeber-Morse was determined to find out.

The tests she ordered and the specialists she contacted were the first steps in saving Dhanush’s life. It gave him the chance to overcome severe chronic neutropenia, a rare illness that had confounded ever other medical professional who’d examined Dhanush.Dhanush wished to visit the doctor that saved his life

Dhanush survived. Today, Dr. Weeber-Morse keeps in touch with him, even after he moved from Ohio to California. Their relationship started with his Make-A-Wish® experience. He knows her actions saved his life. He asked Make-A-Wish volunteers to reunite him with Dr. Weeber-Morse so he could show her the impact of her care. Make-A-Wish volunteers say Dr. Weeber-Morse has tears in her eyes when they told her about Dhanush’s wish.

The local media watched as the two greeted each other for the first time in years. Dhanush gave Dr. Weeber-Morse a Best Doctor award … his own spin on an Academy Award. He also gave her a digital camera so they could take photos of their reunion.

Her role in Dhanush’s wish is a constant reminder for Dr. Weeber-Morse: Her work changes lives – and can even inspire kindness in others. Dhanush found a role model in his doctor – and she found a patient that she can look up to.

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beautiful child you are blessed and kind

January 13, 2011 - 1:18 PM


Just when you think that children do not understand. This took alot of courage as well as blessings to do. I am in complete amazement to know that someone his age was able to come to terms and ask to be reunited with the one who saved his life! May God continue to bless him, his family, and the doctor.

January 28, 2011 - 3:03 PM


How generous this young boy's heart is. I am in tears just reading about what this little boy wished for. God bless him and his family and his doctor!!

March 07, 2011 - 1:11 PM


I think this is an amazing kid. He does a totally selfless thing to thank the doctor that saved his life and I'm using his story for my inspirational speech for my English class.

June 01, 2011 - 5:43 PM


Dhanush, you are an amazing kid! You used your wish to thank the person who saved your life! I think that is so nice of you to do that! May God love you, your family, and your doctor dearly!

August 05, 2013 - 3:20 PM

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