Two complete strangers, both named Tricia, meet and after 10 days one of them asks the other to take care of her 8 year-old son if she dies. Nurses are known to be caring and loving, always going the distance to help anyone in need. This story shows you a Nurse who goes beyond that. We see there are still great people out there and the power of instincts and compassion can save lives in more ways than one.
An angel. That’s how Tricia Somers described her oncology nurse, Tricia Seaman, at PinnacleHealth Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. “Before she even said anything, I just felt comfort. It was almost like someone just put a warm blanket on me,” Somers told CBS News in 2014. “I’ve never felt anything like that before.” The connection was so deep that when the single mom learned her cancer was terminal, she turned to Seaman with one last dying wish.
“Tricia looked at me and said, ‘When I die, will you and your husband raise my son?'” the longtime nurse from Pennsylvania tells Us Weekly. Since the women had known each other just 10 days, Seaman encouraged Somers to take some time to think about her request. But Somers, who had no family to care for her beloved Wesley, 8, knew exactly what she was doing. “She later told me, ‘I knew from the very first moment that I met you that you were going to help me,’” says Seaman. “'I didn’t know how. I just knew you were going to help me.'”