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Viral Tweet Reconnects Nurse with Childhood Cancer Survivor Whose Life She Saved 17 Years Ago

Lois Oladejo
Sep 30, 2021
01:30 P.M.
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The internet reconnected a nurse with a former cancer patient nearly two decades after the survivor received treatment that saved her life. This happened after her dad's tweet went viral. Here are the details of the event.


Since the inception of technology, life has been easier for humans; although it has its downsides, the advantages of being open to technology outshine its disadvantages.

One of such ways is to improve lives by connecting long-lost friends and families through social media. As often said, the internet never forgets, nor does it limit people's chances of finding one another.

A picture of Maggie Dorey by the window at her new school | Photo: Twitter.com/campervanliving

A picture of Maggie Dorey by the window at her new school | Photo: Twitter.com/campervanliving


Over the years, social media has been a great tool that helps people connect and meet new friends and establish binding friendships.

Not long ago, the internet helped a man known as Martin Dorey find his long-lost savior, a nurse who treated his toddler daughter seventeen years ago when she battled cancer.

Thankfully, she survived the illness and is now a healthy, brilliant, and vibrant young woman who made her family proud by her recent admission into the University.



At around dinner time on September 23, Dorey shared a sweet photo of his daughter, Maggie. In the post, the young woman stunned in a casual black round-neck top, layers of necklace, and an infectious smile worth more than an accessory of fashion sense.

She posed with her back facing the window of her new hostel at the University of Bristol, where her dad recently dropped her off. The accompanying caption read:

"From her new room you can see the room at Bristol Children's Hospital where, 17 years earlier, she spent 6 months fighting for her life against leukemia."


This tweet ushered a wave of response from other internet users who gushed over the young adult and her survival story. It had thousands of retweets, likes, and comments.

Meanwhile, Dorey's tweet went viral, reconnecting him with the nurses who cared for Maggie during her illness at the Bristol Children's Hospital after nearly two decades of leaving the facility.


One of the nurses named Charlotte passed a comment on the tweet, agreeing that she remembered Maggie as a little girl who was kept under their care.

James Cargill, another worker who supervised and cared for the adult during her toddler years, was excited to learn about her growth. The proud father has been invited by a radio station, and parents across the globe who lost their offspring to cancer have sent their regards and best wishes to him.

The tweet stirred overwhelming attention for the family, and while many people are in contact with Dorey, his daughter is also the center of attention in her school.

A picture of a stethoscope on a medical chart | Photo: Pixabay

A picture of a stethoscope on a medical chart | Photo: Pixabay



Seventeen years ago, the Bude Cornwall family received a diagnosis that their 1-year-old daughter had acute myeloid leukemia. Thankfully, Maggie got the best treatment possible and was restored.

At that time, the family was expecting a new addition. They later named their second child, Charlie, after one of the nurses who cared for Maggie.

While they successfully scaled through the cancer episode with the attention and love from the hospital, they also had help from the "Young Lives Vs Cancer" charity.

Two sisters laughing together | Photo: Pexels

Two sisters laughing together | Photo: Pexels

The charity helps parents or family members of children receiving treatment from cancer with free accommodation.

More than ten years later, Maggie is enjoying her teenage years, making her family proud and living out her dreams by being an exciting young lady with a vibrant attitude to life.

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