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Celebrating Nurses | Destin Ellison

Hospice of North Alabama is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Destin and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” I believe I was called at a young age to become a hospice nurse. At 17, I lost my pawpaw to cancer. The hospice nurse was there through it all and provided so much comfort for my family and me. I craved to be that comfort for someone else. At the age of 21, I became an RN, and a year later I entered my dream job of being a hospice nurse. I have…
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Celebrating Nurses | Christy York

Hospice of North Alabama is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Christy and learn about her passion for nursing as she explains her “why.” “I chose to be a nurse because I wanted to make a difference in this world. I always knew I wanted to help people as a little girl, and I enjoyed marking people smile. I also wanted to leave people better than I found them by making a positive impact on their lives. My goal was to make my Dad and the rest of family proud, so I became a Nurse to give back…
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Celebrating Nurses | Adam Heard

Hospice of North Alabama is celebrating nurses during the month of May! Meet Adam and learn about his passion for nursing as he explains his “why.” “I became a nurse somewhat late in life, not going to nursing school until I was 34 years old. Prior to that, I grew up in a family of EMTs and firefighters, and some of my earliest memories were on medical and accident scenes, stuck in the car watching from the window of course. At the age of 17, I joined the military as an army combat medic and went to Iraq for 14…
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Celebrating Nurses | Julie Doss

In her 8th year as an RN, Julie Doss of Hospice of North Alabama reflects on her journey towards becoming a nurse and all those who have influenced her along the way. In honor of National Nurses Week, we want to share Julie’s passion for hospice nursing and how her career choice has impacted her life. Julie always knew she wanted to be a nurse but was cautious because she thought her stomach couldn’t handle it, so she became a teacher instead. Even as a child, her mother told stories of her pretending to stick her dolls with sewing needles,…