Her Doctor Promised to Learn the Whip When She Was Done With Treatment. What Happened Next Was Amazing.
Sophia is like most 12-year-old girls: she loves bright colors and zebra print, pop music, and loves to dance. But unlike most girls her age, Sophia hasn’t been able to dance as much as she wants to since she was diagnosed with scoliosis. She’s been forced to wear a brace 23 hours a day — and that can’t be good for dancing.
Two years ago doctors discovered a large tumor growing on her spinal cord and, since then, she’s had a major operation and was exposed to radiation and advanced proton therapy to battle the tumor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. It has not been easy for this little girl, but her physician at the Willis Knighton Proton Therapy Center, Dr. Ben Wilkinson, told Sophia that when her treatment was over her would learn the “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” dance. Not only did this doctor keep his promise, he took it to the next level.
In the viral video below, Dr. Wilkinson tells Sophia that he’s kept his promise and that they’re gonna go perform the dance for some folks at the hospital. When they walk through the swinging doors, the infectious dance beat blasts over the hospital speaker system and dozens of hospital employees surprise Sophia in a flash mob performance of “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).” The kindness of these children’s hospital employees could warm even the Grinch’s cold heart, and, honestly, their dance moves are pretty good!
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