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Liquid Candy-A True Story

Posted by Amanda Chittenden on October 1, 2013 9:56 AM

Liquid Candy

Be a Candy Maker; Give the gift of life

A True Story

A courier, who was delivering blood products to Children's Hospital, was making a delivery, and on the way to the lab she met a little boy outside, who must have been around 4 or 5 years of age. His mother had just wheeled him outside in his hospital gown and mask. When the courier saw the little boy she asked, "How are you doing today? I'm so glad to see that you're able to come outside!"

The little boy said excitedly, "Yes, it's the first time in days I've been able to come outside!” As she passed, the little boy stopped her and asked, "What is in that box you have there?"

Surprised, the courier stopped and looked at his mother. Trying to find something clever to say, his mother then told the little boy, "Why, it's the ‘Liquid Candy' they give to you to make you feel better."

"Oh, the red stuff. Yeah, I remember that," said the boy. He then turned to the courier. "Is that for me? It did make me feel better, but I'd rather not have anymore."

The courier responded by telling the little boy she did not know who it was for, but if he needed anymore, she would make sure to bring it to the hospital for him. The courier then proceeded to the lab for the delivery, and on her way back to the car, she met up with the little boy again. This time, he asked her, "Where are you going? Are you going to get more candy?"

The courier smiled and told the little boy, "Yes, I'm going back to the Candy Factory to refill my boxes, so that other boys and girls will hopefully get better too."

"Tell the Candy Factory and the Candy Workers thank you for me," the boy said.

The courier smiled and said she would. As she walked back to her car, she heard the boy call out to her, "When I grow up, I want to be a Candy Driver too! I want to pass out the Liquid Candy to other kids like me!"

The Courier was touched deeply in her heart. She then responded to the little boy, "You can do that, and be a candy maker as well."

At that time, he then said, "I hope to see you again, just not your Candy unless I need it." Afterward, the little boy was wheeled back into the hospital. The mother of the child, with tears running down her cheeks, thanked the courier again for the Liquid Candy. She then said, "Please thank the Candy Givers as well."

This is a true story, one experience that I will never forget. Please give the gift of life; share your Liquid Candy!!