CLEVELAND — It was an ideal day for a parade.
A grateful Cleveland Clinic affected person and leukemia survivor organized a basic automobile present and parade on Saturday as a solution to give again to his medical staff, whereas entertaining sufferers on the similar time.
Whereas spending a number of weeks within the hospital final 12 months, Christopher Johnson knew that sooner or later he wished to plan one thing to deliver some pleasure to different sufferers batting most cancers.
“I got here up with the thought to do that parade whereas I used to be a affected person at Cleveland Clinic,” Johnson says. “As I fought my leukemia most cancers, my aim was to provide again and assist others as they undergo the method of most cancers.”
Christopher drove the primary automobile within the parade, a crimson Ford Fairlane. The parade adopted a path by Cleveland Clinic’s foremost campus. Sufferers and caregivers had been in a position to watch from the sidewalks and from their hospital rooms.