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Thank a nurse this week

08 May

Been thinking about a question Anthony Germain asked me yesterday about the transition from working in Haiti and working here. I believe it’s made a little easier because there’s always such an amazing team around you in both places.

I think that’s so important. Surround yourself with the best and it’ll make you better no matter what.

It’s kinda fitting then that this is National Nursing Week, a week dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the amazing, often unsung job that our nurses do everyday in hospitals, clinics, and communities around the world. http://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/events/national-nursing-week/

I know what we do in Haiti would not be possible without them.

We’ve had close to 100 nurses volunteer with Team Broken Earth. I think about Jackie teaching CPR, Mary giving everything she has to resuscitate a baby, Pam caring for a crying and scared child in the OR, or working solo in an overcrowded ward. I have had the privilege of working with some of the very best and I salute you all.

Whether you know a nurse or not, your life has been in some way touched by one. Please take a moment to give them a simple thanks!

Settling back into life in the 709. Lots of exciting stuff ahead for Broken Earth. Dr. Natalie Bridger and I will be doing a presentation for TEDx St. John’s in June. And we have fundraising events coming this summer.

I do miss the 30+ temps of Port-au-Prince but the weather’s great for St. John’s this time of year. Get out and enjoy it.

Best,

Andrew

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3 Comments

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “Thank a nurse this week

  1. loisbarbour

    May 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Don’t forget to contact me re the fundraising events! 🙂

     
  2. Pat Rodgers

    May 9, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Thank you for those kind words. So few are spoken.

     
  3. Mary O'

    August 14, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Thanks Andrew,it is so nice to be appreciated.

     

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