Little Girl With Cancer Gets Special Wish From Workers

She was isolated on the ninth floor, but that didn't stop them
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2015 7:01 PM CDT

(Newser) – A pair of ironworkers found a unique, heartwarming way to reach out to a little girl fighting cancer in isolation in the ninth floor of the St. Louis Children's Hospital, ABC News reports. Two-year-old Vivian Keith, who was diagnosed with leukemia in February, has spent the months since then watching construction workers outside her window. Her mother, Ginger, tells KSDK that Vivian would wave at the workers as a way to help her forget about the chemotherapy. "She was waving at us and making faces," ironworker Greg Combs tells ABC. "She was sweet and made us smile."

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Last month, Combs and coworker Travis Barnes wrote "Get well soon" on a metal beam outside Vivian's window. (Both story links above have the image.) Combs says he and Barnes left the note there to cheer up Vivian and the other kids in the hospital. "I thought it was amazing and the coolest thing ever," Ginger tells ABC. "I just thought it was really sweet that they would take the time to do that." (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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