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Category: Caregiver Stories

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…
A Nurse's Calling: Shirley King
Published June 19, 2018
When Shirley retired from her work as a hospital nurse, she was more than ready for a break. “The hospital was wearing me out,” Shirley confesses. The hospital wasn’t right for Shirley anymore. But she wasn’t ready to give up nursing completely. “I …
Me and My Nurses
Published June 4, 2018
This is a story about me and my nurses. My name is Clifford but all my friends call me C.J. The J stands for Jacob. I was born with a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a neuromuscular condition similar to Spinal Muscular Dystrophy and ALS/L…
A Nurse's Calling: Devon Fowler
Published March 28, 2018
Devon Fowler knew from an early age that she wanted to help others as a nurse, but when she faced the challenge of raising a special needs child of her own, she found an even more profound way to care. “After Elle's diagnosis I had so much more comp…
How a Feeding Tube Changed My Life
Published March 8, 2018
By Jordan Robison MS, RDN, LD When I tell people that I have a feeding tube, most of the time I get looks of disbelief. They don’t see how an active 24-year-old woman like myself, could be dealing with something that sounds so terrifying. Sometime…