10-year-old cancer patient offers "essential" candies to hospital staff

Apr 29 2020, 9:04 am

If you’re looking for some mid-week uplifting, 10-year-old Kayla Campilii has got you covered.

Montreal Children’s Hospital has shared an inspiring story of how Campilii had been spending her quarantine from a hospital wing.

She’s been hospitalized during chemotherapy treatment in the Children’s Hematology-Oncology unit after a relapse.

According to the Children’s Hospital, once Campilii found out the building’s dĂ©panneur was closed, she opted to start her own candy store from her bed.

After sending her mom to stock up on goodies and treats, Kayla set prices and created a paper storefront selling candy and other “essentials” to staff members ranging from $1 to $2 for Smarties, M&Ms, Skittles, Starbursts, and more.

As a result of the outbreak, the Montreal Children’s Hospital has been closed to visitors, with the exception of parents/caregivers.

“According to her mom,” reads the hospital’s Facebook post, “Kayla has a good mood, continues to dance in her room, loves to make TikTok videos, and shares her love of candy with others. Each of us might need a little more Kayla in their life, right? Thank you, kind Kayla, for reminding us what the real face of resilience looks like.”

HĂ´pital de MontrĂ©al pour enfants – MontrĂ©al Children’s Hospital/Facebook

Kayla and her family returned home since the April 24 post but she will need to return to the Children’s this weekend for another round of chemo before undergoing surgery, says a hospital spokesperson to Daily Hive.