Awaiting surgery to have a brain tumor removed, little Danny received a special surprise on Easter Sunday: a visit from the beloved Chick-fil-A cow.
Danny’s father, Joey Agee, shared footage of the visit on his Facebook page over the weekend. Thanks to the help of his nurse, Jenny Pearce, Danny got chicken nuggets hand-delivered to him in the hospital by a local Chick-fil-A manager and the restaurant’s mascot.
Earlier this month, Danny was diagnosed with craniopharyngioma. According to his mother, Mandy, it is “a rare type of noncancerous (benign) brain tumor.”
“Craniopharyngioma begins near the brain’s pituitary gland, which secretes hormones that control many body functions,” she explained. “As a craniopharyngioma slowly grows, it can affect the function of the pituitary gland and other nearby structures in the brain.”
Danny got to have his breathing tube taken out Sunday, one day before his surgery, and he immediately asked for Chick-fil-A after doctors cleared him to eat anything he wanted
And even though it was on a Sunday, it worked out.
“God is so good to us that, somehow, through Jenny and the amazing leadership at North 31st St. Chick-fil-A, my son Danny got nuggets delivered not only on a Sunday but on Easter Sunday by a manager and the Eat Mor Chicken Cow,” Agee wrote. “His reaction was priceless! Hugs for everyone.”
How’s Danny doing now?
The surgery to remove the benign tumor was a success. Agee said Tuesday his son is “feeling great” and recovering well.
In a separate Facebook post, Mandy wrote: “One day, when it’s not so raw, I will sit down and write how I was feeling four days ago. All I can say is … MIRACLE! Major brain surgery…no pain medicine…walking!”
“God is so good,” she added.