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Lariah and Forever Nurse Mary

By Lariah’s mom, Lavelle Nurse Mary came into our lives at a very difficult time, but the perfect time. Lariah was very fragile with a lot of breathing difficulties, g-tube fed, and needed 24-hour care. After 18 months at Children’s […]

Leila and Forever Nurses Cindy and Margie

Our patient Leila lives with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness and leaves Leila in need of constant care. For the past six years, that constant care has come from Leila’s Aveanna Forever Nurses, Cindy […]

Jayden and Forever Nurse Lola

Our patient Jayden joined the Aveanna Healthcare family at just five months old. It can often take some time to find the right fit for a family and nurse in home care. But with Jayden and Nurse Lola, it was […]

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 […]