CORAL SPRINGS, FL – As she walked into a hospital room on Tuesday, the 19-year-old from Coral Springs who is recovering from a rare cancer got a surprise on her birthday.
“Aww, you’re going to make me cry,” Claudia Medeus said as a medical team from Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital in Fort Lauderdale started singing the “happy birthday song.”
Claudia is receiving treatment at the children’s hospital for Rhabdomyosarcoma, a type of cancer that forms in the tissue, the hospital said in a news release. She is hoping she is well enough to attend college in Tallahassee in the fall.
"We promote a family feeling, here in the clinic, so that each day for our patients is less of a struggle," Michelle Saldivar, clinic supervisor, said in the release. "Celebrating her helps the healing process. We strive to put smiles and give joy to our patients as much as we can.”
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