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Life has knocked me down a few times, it showed me things I never wanted to see. I experienced sadness and failures. But one thing for sure, I always get up.

I WANT TO INSPIRE PEOPLE. I WANT SOMEONE TO LOOK AT ME AND SAY “BECAUSE OF YOU, I DIDN’T GIVE UP.” This is me, then and now. The whole story.  Children’s Memorial, now Lurie Children’s, has been a significant part of my life, past and present. I was born with a congenital heart defect, or … Continue reading

No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up each day thankful for it. Someone somewhere else is fighting to survive.

Besides just simply going in to volunteer each Monday, as cliché as it seems I come out with a new realization about life each and every time. Today’s moral gained was that as hard as life can seem at certain moments, there is always someone out there who is fighting a harder battle.  My main … Continue reading

Grin & Bear it

Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where our patience is tested. Today was sort of one of those days. It was an extremely slow day in the PACU and there was a variety of nurses whom I hadn’t worked much with or seen before. They appeared to be the nurses who had been working there for a … Continue reading

Think Good Thoughts

Last week in class after our discussion on population, community, and organization assets, I really started to think about those that pertain to Lurie Children’s hospital. Today, like most Mondays, it was fairly slow in the PACU so I was especially allowed more time to just think and observe the surroundings. I sat in my … Continue reading

I saw the sign…

Well it’s Monday again, and after last week of being unable to volunteer due to being ill, I anxiously awaited being able to return this week. Even though today was only my second time volunteering, it is already something I look forward to each week. I feel that it helps set the mood for my … Continue reading