Celebrating when the Celebration is Cancelled

YotN Friends

Soon after the RNFOO Year of the Nurse Bracelet Campaign launched, we received an order for two bracelets: one of each of the styles available.  Through follow-up correspondence with Monica, we learned that this was a special order.   

As a retired nurse, who was supposed to celebrate my 50th reunion this month, and a fan of glamjulz and with a desire to support nurses, it was a no brainer to order these bracelets.  One will be for a dear friend and classmate who should have been celebrating with me and one for me!

 The 50th anniversary reunion of the Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing, Class of 1970, originally scheduled for June 6, was one of the thousands of special events that have fallen victim to the COVID19 lockdown. 

YotN Bracelette

With COVID19 restrictions easing Monica and Sharon were able to meet recently:
Tonight I presented Sharon with her bracelet. It was an emotional moment for the two of us.”
They were together in Ottawa at school, but family and careers took them to Edmonton, Ottawa, and Calgary, so it was difficult to stay in touch.   Fortunately, Sharon and Monica both live in Burlington now, and are able to get together (when global pandemics don’t interfere!)

We are grateful to Monica for her commitment to supporting nursing scholarships through RNFOO, and for sharing this story.