“If you have to come to hospital, and if you have to stay a while, my advice to you is to try and engage with other people as much as you can.”
The words came from a wisdom that Victor had well-earned. The young man has spent several months with us here at BRHS, during which time he had become well-known to patients, staff, volunteers and visitors and contributed much to the life and functioning of the hospital.
“Come out to the dining areas, talk to people, make the most of your time,” Victor said. “And make the most of your opportunity to rehab, so when it’s time to go home you can go home in the best possible way.”
Victor was speaking in front of a gathering of his new friends on the Flanagan Rehabilitation Ward last Thursday to mark the end of Victor’s stay here at BRHS.
The gathering was also an unveiling of the remarkable collection of LEGO masterpieces that Victor constructed during his time with us, including a 3,929-piece LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator, a 1,250-piece replica of James Bond’s 1964 Aston Martin, and a 3,599-piece blue Bugatti Chiron sports car.
The highlight of the collection, however, was the 5,923-piece replica of the Taj Mahal, which Victor dedicated to another patient he met and befriended on the ward.
The Taj Mahal was a team effort – Victor worked with a fellow patient, Bailey, on completing the mammoth project, which he has generously donated to BRHS.
Many thanks, Victor, for giving so much back to the hospital during your stay.