May 5, 2019

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Positivity: Danny’s story — How a brain tumor patient got Chick-fil-A delivered on Easter Sunday

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From Temple, Texas (HT Liftable):

Danny Agee’s family found out he had a brain tumor on Saturday. When Danny finally built up an appetite Sunday, he craved nuggets from Chick-fil-A.

Published: 3:13 PM CDT April 22, 2019
Updated: 11:00 PM CDT April 25, 2019

The Agee family received devastating news on Saturday. A CT scan showed Danny Agee, their youngest son, had a brain tumor.

On Easter Sunday, staff at Baylor Scott and White McLane Children’s Center and Chick-fil-A in Temple went above and beyond to help ease the family’s anguish.

“We could never put into words the love and support we have felt today,” Mandy Agee, Danny’s mother, said in a Facebook post. “The waiting room was full of prayers, love and snacks. My phone was full of texts, calls and emails. Danny and the Agee family are very blessed by all of you.”

Danny was diagnosed with Craniopharyngioma, which is a rare type of benign brain tumor, Mandy Agee said in the post. She also said the tumor was 5 centimeters long.

“We are confident in God’s plan and will for Danny and are praying for patience and strength,” Joey Agee, Danny’s father, said. “Time seems to have slowed down to a crawl as we watch Danny lying in the hospital bed, knowing we can do nothing but pray and let him know he will be OK, even though he still doesn’t know what he is going through.”

A prayer vigil was held on Easter Sunday for Danny at a small chapel, his dad said in a Facebook post. Joey Agee said family, doctors, and more people showed support with their prayers.

Following Sunday’s service, Danny was finally able to eat and drink. Of all things to crave on a Sunday, Danny wanted Chick-Fil-A.

“We said ‘Alright Danny, you can have anything you want’, and of course he picks his favorite,” Joey Agee said. “We had to remind him that it was Sunday and Chick-fil-A is not open.”

That’s when Danny’s nurse, Jenny Pearce, pulled some strings.

Even though it was Easter Sunday, the “Eat Mor Chikin” Cow and a manager from the Chick-fil-A on North 31st Street delivered the nuggets Danny coveted.

The Agee family was touched by the gesture.

“God, we will seek you no matter what, and give you praise because you deserve it,” Joey Agee said.

… At about 6:30 p.m. Monday, Joey Agee said on Facebook that his son’s surgery was a success. …

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