Hospital employee goes viral for asking for books for pediatric unit

Mountains of books from people around the world are being sent to Mercy One Children’s Hospital in Iowa, after hearing the story of Dane Pratt, a cardiovascular perfusionist who goes the extra mile for his patients.

Pratt not only runs the heart and lung machine for some of the hospital’s most critical cases, he also reads to them by their bedside.

He received national attention after Cassie Baker posted a picture of him reading to her 13-month-old daughter, Parker.