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Category: Caregiver Stories

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…
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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…
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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…
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Five Practical Ways to Take Care of You
Published Feb. 5, 2018
After years spent as an active field nurse, a nurse supervisor, a clinical leader, and a mom, Aveanna Clinical Operations Specialist Jacqueline Holland knows just how hard it can be to find realistic ways to take care of yourself. Jacque has manage…
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A Nurse's Journey to Self-Care
Published Jan. 12, 2018
Aveanna nurse Crystal faced her first breast cancer diagnosis when she was in her early thirties. It was milder then. Stage two. Less aggressive. Crystal went through treatment, but even then her health wasn’t exactly her first priority. With her nu…
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