Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Students Bring Cheer and Flowers to Wards; Daffodils Help Brighten the Mood of Patients in Hospital

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Students Bring Cheer and Flowers to Wards; Daffodils Help Brighten the Mood of Patients in Hospital

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Byline: KIERAN BANKS kieran.banks@qt.com.au

THE daffodil's resilient nature and alluring yellow petals are proof adversity can be overcome, even when battling an illness as deadly as cancer.

Ahead of Daffodil Day, students from Ipswich State High School visited the Ipswich Hospital yesterday, bringing with them bunches of the flower.

They visited the oncology, palliative care and children's wards, delivering daffodils with a smile and messages of goodwill.

The students spoke to Miriam Noll, 71, who has battled ovarian and bowel cancer for three years, and has received treatment in the oncology ward.

Each week Mrs Noll arrives at the hospital for 7A1/2 hours of treatment.

She has a solitary daffodil growing in her backyard in Rosewood, and appreciates the students' gesture.

aI think it's very special. It's a nice, bright flower with a nice perfume. It's a very touching gesture,a she said.

Life was running to plan for Mrs Noll until her diagnosis. …

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