As you all know, I have spent all of my professional career at ALSAC/St. Jude. Throughout this time, I have witnessed some amazing things that until this past month I think I have taken for granted. And I am not just referring to the miracles our doctors perform every day for our patients.
Remembered as an amazing woman, her will and determination were unwavering and she fought her illness with self-respect and strength until her final day. She remained dignified and grateful in the most difficult of circumstances and wanted to thank those who cared for her particularly the staff of ward 32 at Castle Hill Hospital and especially her daughter Lynne, and grandchildren who surrounded her with love and were always there to hold her held.
Thank you for supporting the plan of Lisa and I making the visit this Tuesday the 7th at noon. Mom was very pleased we were able to meet the family’s needs with such short notice.
Thank you Gwynne and Linda for organizing this awesome group ( you rock! ) and to all the subs who have helped us out over the last 5 years. We appreciate your participation, hoped you enjoyed the evening, and willing to help us out again, if the need arises.
Whilst on my community placement for one of my initial spokes, I arranged to spend the morning with the district nurse on her rounds, to gain an insight into her role within the community and find out first hand exactly what her job entails.
After we came back, I thought about how fortunate I am right now. I respect and am proud of all the first responders, and the whole Canadian healthcare system for providing patients with the needed facilities. The presentations, the trauma and critical care unit visitation, the Lyndhurst visit have helped me to discover my interests, as well as has strengthened my desire to become a healthcare professional and to aid people. After my participation in the program, I feel the need to help others understand the seriousness of youth trauma and addictions. The P.A.R.T.Y program has been one of the best experiences in my
Thank you for your text and for directing me to Psalm 103, it is one of my favorites. As far as my health, I have some fairly good days where the pain is controlled with the medication and others that are not, well, not as good. I go for my next five-day treatment next Monday. I was told that patience is required in all of this as full recovery for patients with this condition is slow, but successful in the majority of cases. Carla is doing a little better, but the last bit of the cold is hanging on as colds usually take a week or two to pass. She has to fly out early tomorrow to the Dominican Republic for her work and will be back late the following day. Damaris now has a lady that lives her and is her full-time caregiver. She really likes
I visited with David on yesterday. His surgery was successful. He had just been notified by his family that Waunita did not survive. David informed me that he has to undergo extensive therapy, but is expected to return to work and he is anxious to do so.
I am Savanna Rayer, the school counselor at The Lexington Academy. I have a student named Graham Harris that I would like to recommend to go to your school. He is a very exceptional student that would benefit your school if he were to attend. He is a famous climber who has climbed every mountain he could touch. During one of his climbs a few years back he wanted to climb the south side of Mount Everest. He gathered a few other climbers who were willing and set out to climb. Part of the way through the climb, he fell and ended up with horrible injuries. He had to be airlifted to the hospital and he ended up being paralyzed in one leg. He was also left with a paralyzing fear of climbing again.
Larance's mom has been posting updates on her daughter's recovery letting them know she is showing her strength as she fights her way back from the devastating disease, with a lot of loving people praying for her along the
After seeing several patients the team finally went in to see my eighty-three year old female who was in the hospital after suffering an ischemic stroke. As always I went in prepared: I had read about ischemic strokes, brushed up on my pathophysiology and was ready to make suggestions about what further work-up would be necessary! Our team, which was made up of a pharmacist, social worker, two geriatric fellows, and an attending geriatrician, all filed into the room as we did every day for rounds. However, instead of talking about the tests that we would run today and the lab results that had returned this morning, we all looked at each other and began to sing “Happy Birthday.” The patient’s face lit up and I remember feeling this overwhelming sense of happiness. Yes, I had arrived at the hospital before the sun was up, and tucked in my white coat was my perfectly crafted plan, which I was prepared to recite chapter and verse, but instead there we were a team of healthcare professionals, all singing. As I stood there singing I looked around the room and I was overcome with relief; because in that moment I knew these were the type of people I wanted to sit with at the lunch
First, the staff and patients at Life Care were beyond welcoming and incredibly kind. I had the pleasure of visiting a patient named Ellen; she is unable to walk or get out of bed but her spirits light up the room. Ellen and I share the love of Christmas time, good music, and rainy days. One evening, I got to meet one of Ellen’s daughters whom was just as kind as Ellen, and it warmed my heart to know that Ellen had so much love surrounding her.