“You don’t have to do crazy big things to be kind; sometimes all it takes is a little bit of cake, some grape juice and a bare bum.”
Johannesburg, South Africa (28 November 2022) – Mike Sharman wanted to do something special for his mom’s last chemo treatment and knew a delivery from a few “Bare-Bum Butlers” would not only make her smile, but would also bring some laughs to the other patients and nurses.
This is not Jos Sharman’s first time fighting what she calls the terrorists, but it is the most invasive. The first time she was diagnosed with cancer, Mike was only 12 but she beat it that time and a few years after that again.
This time doctors wanted her to go through more intense chemotherapy and Jos has spent every second week, for the last 24 weeks, in the chair fighting. Her last chemo session was booked for today, so Mike arranged for the Bare-Bum Butlers to deliver cake and grape juice to everyone in the treatment room.
When asked how it went down, Mike says it was “a little weird” as it was quiet when he arrived but as soon as the bums came out, patients were smiling, nurses were giggling and his mom was the happiest.
“My mom loved the bums… and the cake.”
Mike says the doctor has been incredibly optimistic in the last few sessions, saying that the “terrorists” are being reduced!
When asked why the bare-bum butlers?
“It was a moment of respite from the seriousness. It’s not going to change the world; it will just bring a little bit of happiness. Just for a moment. You don’t have to do crazy big things to be kind; sometimes all it takes is a little bit of cake, some grape juice and a bare bum.”
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