Alberta Cancer Foundation

Message of Hope Written in the Snow


Calgary nurse Anna Cruz snapped this picture from Rockyview General Hospital’s respiratory unit last December.

Chris Whittaker left the message to raise the spirits of patients inside. Whittaker’s brother, Michael, has Stage 4 renal cancer. “I have watched him endure chemo treatments and all the other health issues that have debilitated his body, but he still has a smile on his face,” says Chris sertraline drug. “He has been the most influential person in my life and I know within a few months he may not be with us anymore.”

The uplifting message garnered more than 200 likes on Cruz’s Instagram feed (@anna_scruz).