A hospital in Kentucky decided to bend their no-animals policy to fulfill the final wish of a dying man. The impact the hospital’s decision had on both the patient and the dog shocked everyone.
According to The Dodo, James Wathern was admitted to Baptist Health Corbin, where his health steadily declined over the next few weeks. He lost interest in eating and seemed to be in emotional distress. When hospital social workers talked to Wathern, they discovered that he had a final wish: to see his beloved dog, Bubba.
Though the hospital has a no-animals policy, administrators contacted the local animal shelter to track down Bubba. The elderly, one-eyed Chihuahua was being cared for in a foster home, where he reportedly seemed depressed and was not eating well. The Knox-Whitley Animal Shelter was able to reunite Bubba with Wathern and the results were emotional and rewarding for everyone involved.
The reunion gave Wathern’s health a boost as well. Hospital staff report that Wathern is eating normally again and his spirits are much improved. The same can also be said for Bubba. More visits with Bubba are planned in the future.
After seeing the positive results that this one pet visit had on a critically ill patient, Baptist Health Corbin is working to change their pet visitation policy to be more accommodating.
The event formerly known as Home World has a new name and new location.Get totally inspired for spring as you find hundreds of ways to improve your home. Make your home the one you really want. Show open daily duringmall hours. Admission is free!
Landscaping and Outdoors
Get ready for Spring and Summer and transform your outdoor space into something that feels like you’re on vacation
Make sure to visit our demonstration stage during the entire show. There will be exciting demonstrations on how to re-purpose and design thanks to Monarch Market Affair.
Meet Barry Williams from The Brady Bunch
Join us as we welcome Me-TV superstar Barry Williams who played the iconic Greg Brady from The Brady Bunch TV Show. Meet him and get an autograph on February 10th stage side at center court in front of Macy’s.
The line will start forming when the Mall Opens, and Barry’s First appearance will be at 11 a.m.
Come prepared with your camera or cell phone for the Meet and Greet.