|Mary Novotny Jeffries, RN, MS|
She credits much of her success to her quick rebound to normal life. Between school and chores, she didn't have time to feel sorry for herself.
After presenting her findings, physicians and nurses soon began asking Novotny to talk to new amputees and present her information at other venues. These experiences helped to shape her passion for peer visitation.
Mary considers herself a "lucky" cancer patient.
"I rarely felt like what I did was work.... Giving to help others is not work. It rewards the giver far more than one can imagine."