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A Heart for Service
Published Nov. 11, 2018
In 1998, Elaine Willbanks, RN, joined the United States Navy Reserve. As a pediatric home care nurse and Navy reservist, Elaine was no stranger to sacrificing herself to help others. “To be honest,” Elaine shares, “being deployed after 9/11 was scar…
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Increasing Isabella's Independence
Published Oct. 19, 2018
By Hays Nichols, PTA I started working with Isabella, one of my younger clients, in January. She was close to turning two, and her mother was getting worried – her baby girl wasn’t walking yet. But we knew that, with physical therapy, Isabella could…
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A Nurse's Calling: Patricia Vejar
Published Oct. 12, 2018
After years of working at a local family clinic, registered nurse Patricia Vejar’s rigid work schedule eventually began to wear on her. When Patricia heard about private duty nursing, she jumped at the chance for a more flexible schedule. “With a te…
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I Can and I Will
Published Oct. 5, 2018
“I can and I will.” That’s eleven-year-old Kennedy’s motto. She repeats it to her grandmother and mother, Tashia, every morning. “Kennedy puts her leg braces on and is ready to face the world,” Tashia beams. When other kids ask Kennedy about her br…
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A Nurse's Calling: Joseph Lizon
Published Sept. 28, 2018
When he finished nursing school, Joseph Lizon knew he wanted to work with pediatric patients. “When I was a kid, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes,” Joseph explains. “I decided then that I wanted to help other kids in the same way my nurses help…
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