Vet team creates Hallie's Good Vibes Exchange; honoring nurse who passed away from cancer
Hallie Smith was well known in the Chattanooga Community as an animal advocate.
The 26-year-old was diagnosed with Glioblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer, at the end of September. She passed away less than two months after she started showing symptoms.
The Veterinary Care and Special Group, where Hallie worked, says their team was hit hard by her loss. That they wanted to bring some light back and help their team heal. The Vet team says they all donated items and if someone wants an item, they share a positive story - a good deed they've done, a good deed done for them, what makes them happy. The Vet team says they'll collect those stories and share one each day on their Facebook page to spread the positive vibes.
The Veterinary Care and Special Group purchased the Brain Cancer Awareness Bracelets before Hallie's passing and were going to sell them at the front desk to raise money for her medical expenses.
When she passed, the group says they decided to do the Hallie's Good Vibes Exchange to spread positive vibes, collect donations, and sell the bracelets to help Hallie's family with the expenses.
The veterinarian service brought 3 dozen doughnuts, which they say was Hallie's favorite food, to share with everyone who stops by.
Hallie worked with the team.
She was the lead nurse on our surgical team.” “She was here when the doors opened and had worked with some of our staff at another clinic prior. So some of our staff has known her many years.
The event is happening until dark today.