Patient Writes Song About ‘Rush Angels’

Dick Haughey was so impressed with his experience at Rush that he wrote a song about it.

“I really had strong feelings about the people down there,” he says, explaining why he, with help from his wife Carol, created “Rush Angels.”

“They went overboard for me — they were really good to me.”

Haughey was diagnosed elsewhere with incurable stomach cancer that had spread to his lungs. When he got a second opinion at Rush, doctors found two curable cancers instead.

Haughey’s experience is featured in one of the new Rush Stories, as is part of the song, an unexpected component that he offered up on his own.

“I thought I was kind of at the end of my life, and they really gave me hope,” he says. “I guess you can tell by the song. It came from my heart.”

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