(CBS) “Hello. How are you today?” says the man coming through the hospital doors clearly as recognizable to the nurses and front desk as any doctor in the Mary Crowley Cancer Center. “Hello Mr. Bruce,” several of the employees say back. For seven years, Wilford Bruce, or “W.W.” to his friends, has been coming into this part of the hospital delivering fresh baked cookies every Monday morning.
Bruce says the cancer center at Baylor Hospital allowed him two-and-half extra years with the love of his life. This is his way of returning the love. “My wife was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and given six-months to live at best.” The cookies he brings are for patients like college-student Carly Rutledge.
“One day I was in class and the next day I was being wheeled into the operating room and hardly having anytime to process,” says Rutledge. At 15-years old, Rutledge was diagnosed with Ewings Sarcoma, a bone cancer that spreads quickly. She came to the Mary Crowley Cancer Center for an experimental treatment. FULL REPORT