It was a lonely world for two-year-old Vivian Keith up on the 9th floor of Barnes-Jewish St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The little girl had been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and was forced to stay in isolation during her chemotherapy.
However, she did have one way to communicate with the outside world – and that was through her window.
Travis Barnes and Greg Combs were part of a construction crew, who were working on the hospital at the time of Vivian’s stay.
Every morning, the men would see and wave at all of the children they saw sitting by their windows. Yet, there was one little girl in particular that stood out to them – and that was little Vivian.
Without fail, the two-year-old would wave at the pair, who of course returned the greeting.