An Open Letter to the Siblings of My Patients

You are brave You didn't ask for this life. One day, you were playing with your sibling, living a care free life and your biggest worry was if your parents would find out about the typical sibling war you had earlier in the day... the next, you're sitting in a hospital room finding out they … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Siblings of My Patients

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A World Without Pediatric Oncology Nurses

"Put me out of a job. Put us all out of a job" There were a few of us sitting at the nurses station preparing for the day ahead of us. We were making small talk about childhood cancer, research funding and plans for the future. I hadn't told many people of my future goals … Continue reading A World Without Pediatric Oncology Nurses

To The Mom of a Child with Cancer

You are enough. I see you. I see you every single day with that look on your face. You still have the smile, the smile that tells me behind it has a whole lot more to say. I want you to know: You are enough. I saw your face the day you heard the words … Continue reading To The Mom of a Child with Cancer

Finding Your Passion During Quarantine

Have you ever felt like you had a longing or a creative mind for something, but you could never find the time for it? You've always put your needs last and let's face it... you're probably committed to your job or your family first, right? It's not right or wrong... it's just what you've always … Continue reading Finding Your Passion During Quarantine

A Nurses Perspective on Chest Pain and Heart Break

Chest pain. Chest burning. Chest heaviness. Feels like I'm coming out of my skin. Does my arm hurt? Is my jaw hurting? Am I having a heart attack? Chest pain. Easter Sunday. Although it didn't feel like a holiday to me. I woke up with awful chest burning. I didn't have time to figure it … Continue reading A Nurses Perspective on Chest Pain and Heart Break