Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Most would assume 24-year-old Montana Brown would rather never set foot in a hospital again, but that couldn't be further from the truth.

Meghan Overdeep
September 27, 2017

At the age of 24, Montana Brown has already beaten cancer twice: first at the age of 2, and again at 15. And while most would assume she’d rather never set foot in a hospital again, that couldn't be further from the truth. Last week the Georgia native fulfilled her dream of becoming a pediatric nurse at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta—the hospital that saved her.

The hospital recently took to Facebook to voice its support for its former patient and new employee. “As a child, Montana beat cancer—twice. First at age 2 and then again at 15. Along the way, she dreamed of growing up to become a pediatric nurse,” the post reads. “This week, notably during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Montana fulfilled that dream by returning to Children's to join the nursing team in our Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center.

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In response, Brown shared her joy and appreciation for the opportunity .“I’m so overwhelmed with this amazing life that God has chosen to give me,” she wrote on her own Facebook page. “Never in a million years did I think that at age 24 I would have achieved my biggest and wildest dream – to work at the hospital I was treated at as a child/teenager. It’s amazing and crazy and awesome and I’m SO excited to work for such an inspirational organization!!”

Congratulations, Montana! We have no doubt you’ll be an excellent nurse.