Sophie got into her car and drove to the hospital. Upon entering the
hospital she got her assignment and headed to the 3rd floor. The
charge nurse whose name was Tina smiled at her and told Sophie that
she would be following her around for the day. Sophie learned that
the children on this floor were not infectious, that this was a rehab
floor where patients were close to going home. Tina introduced Sophie
to all of the patients on the floor, ten all together but not all of
the rooms were full. Sophie helped the children get down to physical
therapy and also helped Tina wrap wounds and check temperatures and
things like that.
One of the patients, a 12 year old boy, reminded her of her brother
Jason. They both liked comic books and video games. On the way down
to physical therapy he had constantly questioned her about school,
her family and friends. He had said that he lived with his mom and
sister. His name was James. He was to be sent home in a couple
weeks. He said that he was looking forward to going back to school
and studying history. James was a sweet kid and after dropping him
off at physical therapy and picking him back up, taking him to his
room, Sophie hoped that she would be able to spend more time with him
on future volunteer days.
The hours spent at the hospital quickly accumulated and it was soon
time for Sophie to return home. As she got through the phone rang.
Her mom called to see how her first day went. Sophie told her that it
went well and Tina was a good teacher. Sophie also thought that she'd
be rotating around to different floors learning about the different
areas of medicine the hospital practiced. They hung up after a few
es of talking.
Sophie let down her hair and changed into jeans and a university tee
shirt. She sat down at her desk when suddenly there was a knock at
her door. She opened it to find a handsome Indian gentleman standing