The world learned about David Deutschman thanks to the mother of a premature baby, Logan. The boy was born with a weight of only 1 kilogram. And at first he could only survive in intensive care.
Logan’s mom, Mary Beth Brullett, couldn’t be with him because there was another small child waiting at home.
Mary’s house was two hours from the hospital. But the mother came every day to visit the baby. It is clear that Mary’s heart was breaking at the thought that the baby was all alone in such difficult days for him.
One day, when she came to visit Logan again, the woman found him in the arms of a strange old man.
The baby nestled comfortably in the man’s hands. And they looked like grandfather and grandson. Mary sincerely did not hold back her tears when she told this story.
So David Deutschman got a middle name: grandfather from intensive care.
David volunteered in intensive care for 12 years. He started doing this when he retired. And before that he was a quite successful businessman.
The impetus for such a decision was given to him by his own misfortune.
Once he himself was injured in the hospital. And there, as a very sociable person, he met several mothers whose children were undergoing treatment.
So David first began to help people in intensive care, and then officially became a volunteer who was allowed into the intensive care unit.
Twice a week, he came to intensive care for 12 years and never regretted his decision. First, David talked with mothers whose children were recently admitted, and sometimes even this short conversation brought great relief to people experiencing severe stress.
There are a lot of words of thanks to the old man from intensive care from parents on the network.
He helped parents and children cope with trouble, looked after the kids, helped them eat and take procedures on time, calmed them, wiped away tears and lulled them as if they were his own grandchildren.
Not all of David’s friends shared his desire, he only smiled in response: “They do not understand what kind of feelings I experience.”