The relationship between a Pediatric Oncology Nurse and her patient is something special. It is more powerful than many other nurse/patient relationships. This is because it is not just a one-time encounter, but one that can last from months to years, and have highs and lows that can challenge any relationship.
Ginny Escobedo has taken care of children with cancer for over 27 years. In that time, she has watched children grow into beautiful, young adults, get married, and even have children of their own. Sadly, she has also watched far too many children lose their battle with cancer.
“No matter what the outcome, each and every child I had the privilege of working with, has taught me so much about what is important in life. I have learned the importance of positive thinking, of appreciating the good days, of finding something to smile about even when the odds are stacked against you. And yes, I have learned that “bald” is beautiful! So now I have decided to ‘throw my hair into the ring’ for something that is so very important to me – CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH!”
Ginny is shaving her head for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of each and every child who has touched her life over the past 27 years. She is shaving her head in the hopes that the money raised will help to make a difference in the lives of children who will have to battle this disease in the future.
Support me Ginny and this wonderful cause here. You can also attend a special fundraising event at Spectator’s Sport Pub & Restaurant in New Rochelle on April 17, 2015 at 7:00pm.