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

“The Only People” Are Someone’s Only Person

I'm going to be a little honest here when I tell you that I am OVER hearing that COVID-19 is "just the flu" and the "only people who will die are the elderly and the immunosuppressed." Excuse me, what? The "only people that will die..." How do you say that and be morally okay with … Continue reading “The Only People” Are Someone’s Only Person

Giving Up $.96 To Save A Life

Picture your child walking into a toy story to pick up a toy that they saved up their money for. Your child is all smiles, gleefully trotting down the aisle as they've waited "FOREVER" for their latest "have to have this mom!" toy. They run up to the checkout aisle, eagerly awaiting to pay for … Continue reading Giving Up $.96 To Save A Life