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‘ICU grandpa’ who won hearts by snuggling babies dies from pancreatic cancer – NBC News

David Deutchman, who comforted countless infants in an Atlanta intensive care hospital for years, lost his battle to pancreatic cancer at age 86.

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For nearly 15 years, David Deutchman aka the ICU grandpa cuddled babies in the neonatal intensive care unit and played with ailing toddlers as a volunteer at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. His efforts to help overwhelmed parents and sick children went viral several years ago; people loved hearing about his kindness toward others when they needed it most.
Deutchman died at age 86 on Nov. 14, just two and a half weeks after being diagnosed with with stage IV pancreatic cancer. His family can’t believe…

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