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Caregiver Stories

Dominicke & Nurse Amina

We are so thankful for nurses like Amina, who care with all of their hearts. Amina has been working with her patient Dominicke for over a year. “Working with four-year-old Dominicke means the world to me,” Nurse Amina shares. “Although […]

More Than a Nurse

By Rachel, Ella’s mom Ella has Nemaline Rod Myopathy and an immunoglobulin deficiency. Her skeletal muscles are profoundly weak, which makes endurance difficult and breathing on her own for long periods exhausting. Ella was trached in 2016 after getting RSV, […]

Myra’s Therapy Team

By Delisa Derbyshire, PTA  Meet Myra. She is a happy, unstoppable three-year-old with Rett’s syndrome. Perhaps the most striking thing about Myra is her brightly attentive, beautiful eyes. Although she cannot talk, Myra communicates with her eyes in a way […]

Aurora and Coral

November is National Home Care Month. This month reminds us of all the great work our caregivers do for our patients. And it is a great time to give thanks for our home health aides! Working as a home health […]

A Heart for Service

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 […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Patricia Vejar

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 Nurse’s Calling: Joseph Lizon

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 […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Shirley King

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 […]

Me and My Nurses

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 […]

A Nurse’s Calling: Devon Fowler

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. […]