A Blessing to Everyone She Helps

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Extraordinary Healer®, Extraordinary Healer® Vol. 15, Volume 15,

A manager describes how an oncology nurse helps patients with cancer including her own mother.

Donna Rebecca Garner, RN, is one of the most compassionate, honest, caring and dedicated nurses I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Not only is she amazing with all of the patients she helps serve, she is also — hands down — the best nurse to care for my mother battling cancer. She is always willing to help, no matter the ask. She is kind-hearted and uplifting. She has been a blessing to my family and to all of the families she serves.

As her manager, she has been a great employee and has never received a patient complaint. In fact, she receives regular praise, and patients ask for her by name. Oftentimes, they are willing to wait for her — even when she's on vacation — rather than allowing someone else in the practice to assist them. She is an amazing nurse and more than deserving of this recognition and award.

Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Lauren Pettis, RN, for the 2021 Extraordinary Healer Award. Click here to read more about CURE®’s Extraordinary Healer® Award for Oncology Nursing event on April 30, 2021.

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