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anyone treated at MD Anderson?

shmurciakova's picture
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This is driving me nuts. For those of you that have been treated at MD Anderson maybe you can help me before I go completely crazy.
Does anyone remember a statue that was outside of the chapel there, it was of a woman holding a flower with a hummingbird taking nectar from the flower. On the bottom of the statue was an inspirational poem, I believe it was by Oscar Wilde and it was about a bird lighting on a branch that starts to give way and then flys away. It was of course meant to say that when we are in our darkest hour we can "use or wings" so to speak.
At any rate, I cannot remember the exact words and I have no idea what the name of the poem is but I would like to find it!
The statue was moved during the construction that has been taking place there and the last time I was there, in November, it was gone. I don't know if they have put it back yet, or moved it or what.
Does anyone have the faintest idea what I am talking about?
Please help if you can,
Susan H.

kerry's picture
Posts: 1317
Joined: Jan 2003

Hi Susan,

I go to MD Anderson and my next appointment is June 7 for a CAT scan and then my results are on the 8th. I guess I am asking for extra prayers for me because I have been through 4 1/2 yrs of chemo until this past Feb. when I was NED. So I'm scared out of my wits....needless to say.

I will check on the statue when I am there. Sounds quite meaningful.

Anyway, if I may tack on to your post, I would love lots of prayers.....it has been a long battle.



valeriec's picture
Posts: 350
Joined: Oct 2006

Lots of prayers are being sent your way. May God bless, guide, and protect you!

nanuk's picture
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Joined: Dec 2003

Kerry you have my love and prayers on that day in June... Bud

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Joined: Mar 2007

I am sending extra prayers your way. I know the waiting is so hard..... Try to keep busy and have a great weekend!


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Joined: Mar 2005

Hi Kerry,
I'm sending my prayers for your good news of NED staying and the end of treatments. You have always been there for everyone here on this site giving advice and good words, so now it's time for you to get all the well wishes. You'll be in my thoughts on June 7th and 8th.
Sincerely, Kandy

jams67's picture
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Joined: May 2006

We will all pray for you. I'm glad you let us know so that we would be aware that prayers were needed.
Jo Ann

Betsydoglover's picture
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Kerry -

I'll be thinking of you on the 7th and 8th and sending good vibes for great results.

Take care,

alta29's picture
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Joined: Mar 2005

Please keep us posted...Praying for you as we speak...
God bless

Posts: 32
Joined: Dec 2006

Dear Kerry:
I'll be sending prayers out for you at your upcoming appt. at MDA on June 7th!!!!!

Aren't check-ups terribly nerve wracking? I've never learned how to deal with check-up fear, but I know I have to go get them done.

I just got back from my May check-up at MDA & I'm still NED! It's been 18 months since the liver resection. And the 18 tumors are gone.

I'm wishing the same for you!

Posts: 57
Joined: Jun 2006

Hello Susan,

I know that Oscar Wilde wrote a short story titled "The Happy Prince", The main characters are a statue (of a prince) and a swallow. However, there isn't a humming bird involved. Here's a link:


Hope this helps,


My thoughts are with you.

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Joined: Jun 2006

Okay, ignore my last post.

Apparently the poem was written by Victor Hugo. Here's a link:


Lovely quote by the way.


Betsydoglover's picture
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Hi Susan -
I don't know what happened to the statue, but I found this on the net:

"There is a statue of a girl in front of M.D. Anderson. Her hand is out-stretched and there is a hummingbird resting on her finger. The poem which is inscribed on it is by Victor Hugo:

Be like the bird, who
Halting in his flight
On limb too slight
Feels it give way beneath him
Yet sings
Knowing he has wings."


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