A Nurses Perspective On Seeing Cancer Everyday

There's something unsettling about seeing the most basic symptoms turn into a terminal cancer diagnosis. I can't tell you exactly when it happened. There isn't a time that I can pinpoint to and think "that's exactly when my way of thinking changed." There was no tragic event that happened that caused my mind to jumble … Continue reading A Nurses Perspective On Seeing Cancer Everyday

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Don’t Forget To Remember Me

Sitting in my office at home, I look to my left at the white shelves on the lightly painted blue walls and hold my gaze at the face of three angels that were stolen from this earth. The programs from their going home services are neatly centered and I can't turn away. Their smiles are … Continue reading Don’t Forget To Remember Me

The Little Girl Who Inspired Fourth and Gold

It was a Saturday night in 2015 and I was scrolling through Facebook frantically searching for an update on a local little boy who was hospitalized for treatment related to his leukemia. The night before, his mom posted that he was teetering between staying on their current unit or going to the PICU and was … Continue reading The Little Girl Who Inspired Fourth and Gold

To The Parents Who Bring Their Kids Back To Visit

Thank you. It’s no secret that working in the pediatric oncology world has a lot of tough moments. We tend to see kids and families at their lowest points and we scramble to do everything we can to bring them out of the rubble. 12 hours, aka 13.5. That’s the time frame we have in … Continue reading To The Parents Who Bring Their Kids Back To Visit

An Open Letter to President Trump

Dear President Trump, Today is October 2nd and the 2nd day of breast cancer awareness month. Last night, I got home from work, I did the usual scrolling on social media where I stumbled upon a live video of the white house lit up pink in honor of breast cancer awareness month. The White House was beautiful! I … Continue reading An Open Letter to President Trump