A remarkable twist of fate reunited a dying cancer patient with the daughter he hadn’t seen in 41 years at the Bronx hospice where she is a nurse.
Victor Peraza arrived at Calvary Hospital 10 days ago, to the only available bed – on nurse Wanda Rodriguez’ unit.
The new patient bore the same name as Rodriguez’ father, who left her family when she was an infant.
“I got nervous, very anxious, and I said, ‘Oh my God that’s my father’s name … what chance is there it’s my dad?’” Rodriguez recounted yesterday.
It turned out that patient and nurse are indeed father and daughter.
“It was a miracle,” Peraza said, as his newfound child patted his arm and stroked his head. “She’s right here beside me.”
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