“Seeing a child with cancer is the worst nightmare that a family can have happen to them. Because your job a parent – me being a mom myself – is to protect your child. Every parent would say that they would rather go through it themselves than putting a child through it. The interesting thing for me as an oncologist nurse is that you have to absolutely care. If you stop caring in putting your heart and soul into it, then you have to move on. But if you care too too much – allthe time, you’re not going to be able to do it. So, it’s finding middle ground where you care and make a difference. You can’t change the ongoing situation but if you can make it even a tiny bit better, then you’ve done something that can help a family. Most of the kids that I take care of and families that I work with – most of the time, the children get cured. But, certainly not everybody. For me, it’s just trying to make it a bit better. It’s finding out what the needs are and trying to meet them where they are.”

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