If you’ve been a follower of my blog, you likely know my choice for nursing footwear: Timberland PRO Renova.
The fine folks at Timberland have decided that they want to honor some inspiring healthcare providers with some fancy footwear. Just head over to their facebook page to nominate someone that you feel is worthy of being honored. You just might win some great prizes!
What Nurse Inspires Me?
If I could think of one nurse that I found to be really inspiring, it would have to be Stacy.
Stacy befriended me when I moved to the night shift and made my transition easy. She was my charge nurse and became a very good friend. She cared for her patient’s passionately and with great concern. She was smart, stylish, beautiful, and down to earth. She gave God credit for the good in her life.
The fact that she was a nurse at all was a pretty inspiring story. She had gotten pregnant while still in high school and finished her nursing degree when her child was still small and while being a single parent.
I cannot imagine dealing with that level of stress while being in nursing school. But Stacy knew what she wanted and that if she wanted a future worth having for her and her daughter, she had to do what she had to do.
And that’s how Stacy worked as a nurse: she did what she had to do.
She worked in oncology for many years before she moved to the surgical floor. Stacy is the type of nurse that gave her whole heart in her work. So oncology had to be terrible challenging for her. There is so much loss and sadness in oncology and when Stacy was your nurse she felt what you felt and was your advocate.
I remember seeing her draw up medication one time. She looked so focused. I asked if I could take her picture. She just laughed and exclaimed “Why?!?!”
I thought she looked straight out of a movie. Determined and focused to provide the best patient care. I just wanted to remember her that way. And… she was my role model. I guess I should have told her that.
I’m sad to say I never did get that shot, but I have plenty of memories to carry with me always.
I’m proud to have known her and know that my time working alongside her made me a better nurse and a better person.
What Nurse Inspires You?
Nominate An Inspiring Healthcare Professional
HOW TO ENTER:
Now through June 23rd, submit a brief essay or story nominating a healthcare professional who has inspired you. The winning nominee will receive prizes for their whole team (up to 15 pairs of Timberland PRO Renova™ Professional shoes). And the winning nominator will receive prizes too!
Do you know someone who prevails through tough situations, do they wear a smile everyday, or are they a great team motivator?
Tell us all about what your hero has done and why they deserve to be rewarded!
Our panel of judges will select one grand prize winner, and Timberland PRO will outfit the winner’s team with Timberland PRO Renova™ Professional shoes and other prizes.
I’d also love to hear your stories of inspiration in the comments below!