More Than A Case Manager

Amy Forsythe

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

Having a daughter with cancer can be difficult, but having a nurse by your side guiding your daughter and yourself throughout the journey can make things a little less stressful.

Amy Brant, RN, B.S.N., BMTCN, has been taking care of us since day one. Since we started care at Nebraska Medicine, Amy had been helping to guide and managed every part of our care. She has worked with us starting with our work-up prior to and then our plan for bone marrow transplant for my daughter. She explained everything to me, as well as made sure to explain and answer any questions my daughter had.

Following our transplant hospital stay, she has been with us every step. Not everyone realizes that the care and work don’t stop when you get a hospital discharge. Amy has taken every phone call and email, helped with transitions in care, provided nursing care, helped manage health challenges post-transplant and guided our entire journey.

I cannot be more thankful that we have her to help with anything that we need. She has taken such excellent care of my daughter. With Amy's help and phenomenal care, she is thriving in every possible way.

Editor’s Note: This is an essay submitted by Amy Forsythe 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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