Friends hire crane to surprise cancer patient in hospital

A group of friends hire crane to surprise cancer patient in hospital.

THE women rented the crane to ‘visit’ a friend with cancer who has been in a hospital in Argentina for two months.

The coronavirus pandemic has meant visits have been restricted, and although the friends stay in touch with Gabriela, 52 through video calls, the women wanted to do something special.

They had the crane placed underneath her bedroom window at the Fleming Hospital, and surpised Gabriela with an ‘injection of encouragement’ to continue her fight against cancer during the health crisis.

The 12 women, who were carrying balloons and banners, have all been friends for more than 10 years, having met through a running group from La Plata.

“The idea came from the need to visit her, the isolation was becoming very long. We shared and spent a lot of time together, we belong to a running group and we miss her a lot,” said Patricia, one of the group members in an interview with Telefé.

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Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
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