January 28, 2016
About 70 first and second year graduate students from the University of New England Department of Occupational Therapy gathered on the steps of Proctor Hall to show their support of an 8-year-old Rhode Island boy, Dorian Murray, who has been battling cancer for four years.
Murray’s family recently made the difficult decision to stop treatment and the child’s wish was to become famous. The family turned to social media to gather messages of encouragement from around the world using the hashtag, #DStrong.
OT students joined in the effort to show Murray that as future occupational therapists, they care deeply about him. The students were inspired by Murray’s strength and will remember it as they embark on fieldwork, rotations and careers.