Make A Wish Kid Now A Doctor In The Hospital That Treated Her

By Eden Strong for Babble

Dr. Jen Pratt was only 11 years old when an unrelenting pain in her knee landed her in the pediatrician’s office. After an X-ray revealed that a tumor was growing in her femur, her entire world was flipped upside down.

“Rather than being just a kid, I was forced into a world of doctor appointments, scans, hospitalizations, and surgeries,” Jen tells Babble.

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, Jen soon learned that despite how overwhelming the situation was, the only thing she could do was to take the challenges one day at a time as she fought through chemotherapy and surgical interventions done in an effort to save her life.

Getting through treatment is like a marathon,” she explains. “You just need to put one foot in front of the other to keep on going, with hopes of a finish line in mind.”

A finish line, which for her, included a perfectly timed Make-A-Wish trip to Walt Disney World – specifically the area called Give Kids the World, reserved just for Make-A-Wish children and their families.

Make A Wish DoctorAnd that support is what makes Jen’s story even more unique, because not only did she return to Disney as a volunteer at Give Kids the World, but she also returned to the very same hospital, Children’s Minnesota, that saved her life – this time to work as a doctor saving the lives of sick children.


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