When you hear, "You have cancer," suddenly your priorities shift from school, dating and work to things like chemo, fatigue and managing the emotions of cancer. And who knows how to do that when you’re just starting to figure out your life?
“No matter what you walk into, you know you’re always going to be helping someone,” she says. “We can tell, on our floor, the patients are so appreciative. That makes my job easier, knowing the patients are so grateful for the care they experience.”
There are more than 700 nurses who have dedicated their careers to caring for patients at Roswell Park. These highly skilled individuals bring their expertise and compassion to work every day for the sake of the tens of thousands of people coming to Roswell Park in search of hope.