Thursday, January 7, 2016

Two Exceptional Nurses with disabilities!

As a nurse for 44 years, Lynn Bartos often has wondered if she had a lasting effect in the lives of her countless patients.

"When you get to be my age, you look back and think: Did all that stuff I do matter? Did it make a difference? Are people OK?" she said.

Her answer arrived when she became the patient.

This past summer, something felt familiar about the nurse administering her IV treatment at the infusion clinic at Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. Lynn sits in a recliner for three hours every five weeks to receive a drug that relieves her rheumatoid arthritis.

The nurse, Nicole Krahn, sensed it, too. She asked her patient what she does for a living and learned that Lynn also is a nurse at Froedtert in neurology, but she used to work in the gastroenterology clinic at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Oh, Nicole replied. As a child she was treated there for years, beginning as a newborn.

Lynn looked at the nurse's name tag: Nicole.

"Nini?" Lynn said. "And she was like, 'Oh, my God, yes.'"

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