“I held her hand, looked her in the eye, and told her the procedure was all over. Then I said, ‘I was there the whole time.’ Little did I know those words would be like magic to this mother who had just lost her daughter. As an organ transplant nurse, I was one of the last people to touch this 17-year old when her heart stopped beating. She generously gave the gift of life to seven people by donating her organs. I gave the gift of compassion and respect to the mother and the patient. When the mother called me her ‘angel’ for watching over her daughter, I knew I had received the greatest gift a nurse could be given.” Lynn Visser, RN
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