By Cleve Bryan

COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (CBS)– For school nurse Patti Butler the only prize she wanted was a hug.

In April Eyewitness News reported that Butler was nominated for America’s Greatest School Nurse.

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Nicole Defeo Campbell credit’s Butler and her son Nathan’s kindergarten teacher Kathy Keller at Zane North Elementary with noticing he had serious health symptoms.

Butler’s insistence to get Nathan to a doctor right away lead to a quick diagnosis of leukemia and effective treatment, bringing the cancer into remission.

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“If it weren’t for that call from Patti, I certainly would not have gone to the doctor and I would not have gone to the emergency room and we might not have my son right now,” says Defeo.

Thursday night she got a call from representative of the contest Pfizer Consumer Healthcare saying that Patti Butler won. 

Nathan came by the school on Friday to see his teachers and give Nurse Patti a hug.

“Thank you Lord, I’m just so humbled and grateful to be in the right place and be a voice, and to help this little bear cause I love him so much,” says Butler.

Her contest prize is a week-long trip for four to anywhere in the Continental U-S.

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