Print

Christopher Court - Ring the bell

Ring the bell

When a patient completes their course of radiation treatment they are allowed to ring the bell.  The bell is a large brass ships bell in the waiting room of the proton center.  Additionally children get to bang a gong.  After 6 long weeks, Chris got his turn to ring the bell.  When he awoke from the anesthetic on the last day, the room had been decorated with posters and streamers.  Several of the hospital staff stopped by with gifts for Chris which was extremely kind of them and was an indication of how he had won their hearts over the preceding weeks.