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Nurse Gets Stunning Request From Very Ill Patient; Her Response Is Staggering

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"I mean what do you say to somebody?"

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube

After being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, Tricia Somers was admitted to a Pennsylvania hospital for a procedure.

That's when she met another Tricia: Tricia Seaman.

"Before she even said anything, I just felt comfort. It was almost like someone just put a warm blanket on me," Somers told the CBS Evening News. "I've never felt anything like that before or any other connection with anybody else."

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube Tricia Somers. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

Seaman had worked at Pinnacle Health Hospital in Harrisburg for 14 years, but she had never received a question like the one Somers presented her with.

During a later trip to the hospital, the single mom of an 8-year-old boy learned her cancer was terminal.

"I mean what do you say to somebody? She's 45 years old. So I just gave her a hug," Seaman said.

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube Tricia Seaman (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

That's when Somers asked Seaman, a "stranger," a fateful question.

"'Well, I'm really glad you stopped in because I didn't think that I would get to see you again and I have something that I need to ask you,'" she recalled. "'Can you take my son? Will you raise him if I die?'"

Somers' ex-huband was not around to raise her son, Wesley, and she had no immediate family to ask for help.

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube Tricia Somers and her son Wesley. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

After discussing things with her family, Seaman surprised Somers with remarkable news: not only would her family take in Wesley, but they also wanted Somers to avoid living out her last days in a nursing home. Thus, they also invited her to live with them.

Since May, the Somers family has been living with the Seaman family.

Image source: Screen grab via YouTube Tricia Somers and her son Wesley now live in the Seaman household. (Image source: Screen grab via YouTube)

"We love her... It's like another mom. And I think he loves us as much as we love him," said Seaman's kids told CBS Evening News.

Seaman said she felt a higher calling when she made the decision.

"It is, but that's what we're supposed to do - more than we're asked," she said, adding "they needed to be together."

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