A new normal

As many of my clients are aware, I returned to college a few years ago to acquire my bachelors in nursing. I have found myself in many forms of continuing education my entire adult life and I was eventually lead to nursing school to better understand the medical side of skin care and permanent cosmetics. Little did I know how important the knowledge of nursing school would help navigate my family’s needs.

When my 15-year-old daughter was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and a major infection (flesh-eating bacteria) after her first round of chemotherapy, I knew why I was in nursing school. I was there to better understand everything about the human body. It sure helped me navigate the world of childhood cancer, bone marrow transplants, and wound care due to necrotizing fasciitis (flesh eating bacteria).

When youngest daughter was diagnosed with cancer, I took a year off nursing school so I could care for her. We finally began to find a new normal after her ski