The Angels of Hemby Hospital

A mother recalls a time when a group of children from the other side helped her and her son through a health crisis.

By Natalie Hullander, Mt. Holly, North Carolina

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After my three-year-old son, Zac, was diagnosed with leukemia, I had questions for the doctors–and for God. Will you keep Zac safe? Will he be okay?

Zac checked into Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina. One night he had a seizure. All my fears came to the surface.

When I finally fell asleep in the hospital room, I dreamed there were many children surrounding me. One little boy had chicken pox. Some kids were giggling. “Do you have any candy?” one little girl asked.

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The children told me they had died in this hospital, but they all seemed happy and pain-free as they played peacefully together.

I woke with a start, but soon felt calm. Those children wanted me to know that whether Zac stayed here with our family or went to join another one in heaven, he’d be okay.

The next morning I called my sister. “You saw the angels of Hemby Hospital,” she said. “There are stories in the news about them.” Many people had seen angels at this hospital. Mine appeared as children.

It took three years, but Zac made it through his leukemia battle. And I’ve no doubt there were angels by his side–and mine–all the time.


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I have also experienced the fear and questions about Leukemia. My daughter had All at 12yrs old. After eight yrs of remission, it returned. She married, had two boys, had bone marrow transplant but she passed leaving two baby's aged two and four. Then her youngest developed the same type Leukemia at four years old. But he went into remission immediately following treatment, and has done great. He'll soon turn 17 and is perfectly healthy.

Amen to God's awesome power.

I am very inspired by what I have just read. God is good even in sickness. May He receive all the glory. Amen!

Very inspiration and enjoyable stories.