National Nurses Week
“As a nurse, we have the opportunity to heal the heart, mind, soul and body of our patients, their families and ourselves. They may not remember your name but they will never forget the way you made them feel.” -- Maya Angelou
This week is National Nurses Week (May 6th-12th), a week dedicated to the men and women who act as the backbone to the medical community.
Over the past year I've spent countless hours surrounded by nurses while undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment for breast cancer. It's hard to even know where to begin in signing their praises. Every nurse that cared for me dispensed kindness and comfort, they answered all my questions and guided me through a very scary time of my life. Their smiles and compassion were heartfelt and exactly what I needed to keep my head up. I truly believe their optimism was pivotal during my treatment. My nurses helped me be a warrior with a positive attitude while wearing a smile as I fought towards a cancer-free future. Their unconditional compassion and support will forever be invaluable.
I can't say thank you enough to all the nurses out there and all the men and women who are studying to become nurses. We are forever indebted to you for caring for us while at our most vulnerable. You are so appreciated and celebrated this week... and always.