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The Awesome Reason Why This 4-Year-Old Is Dressing Up as a Nurse

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The Birmingham Children’s Hospital in England posted the photo below on Facebook on Oct. 21, and while it involves a costume, it turns out it has nothing to do with Halloween.

Angel, 4, regularly visits the medical center for polycystic kidney disease care, and when her school recently held a “Hero Day” and asked her to dress as her favorite hero, she dressed up as a nurse.

Heroes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and uniforms. Four year old Angel comes to us regularly for polycystic kidney…

Posted by Birmingham Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, October 21, 2015


“Heroes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and uniforms,” the hospital wrote alongside the photo. The Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of the U.K.'s largest specialist children's hospitals, and they are the only one in the region that does combined liver kidney transplants for pediatric patients.

Polycystic kidney disease causes numerous fluid-filled cysts to grow in the kidneys, according to the National Kidney Foundation. It’s the fourth leading cause of kidney failure and can also affect other organs in the body.

Clearly, Angel has found comfort in some mighty nurses. She’s got one thing right: they’re the real heroes.

Originally published: October 21, 2015
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