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Resilient • Advocate • Compassionate

Her Story

Susan Cameron

Registered Nurse at Northumberland Hills Hospital

Susan's Story :

Who I am now is a product of my past.

I am a daughter who was raised with love and taught kindness and respect for others.  I lost both of my parents years ago, but they are always in my heart.

I am a Nurse who has seen the cycle of life in many ways.  Currently I am a Chemotherapy Nurse, and occasionally an Emergency Nurse.  I have delivered babies, I have helped nurse very tiny babies, children, men and women, young and old.  I have been with my patients for many important transitions in life, birth, parenthood and death.  I am honoured to be a part of all the stories, happy or sad.  My hope is that with every story or journey that I am involved in, I can make a positive difference.  Sometimes that means just listening, or offering a smile or humour in an otherwise difficult day.

I am a proud sister who has immense love for the great young men who are my brothers.  It makes me smile and I am grateful to be in their lives every day.

I am a live kidney donor.  I am proud of that fact and an advocate for all organ donation.  I am grateful that I was able to help someone I love to feel better and enjoy more of life.

I am a mom to 3 great kids !  My favorite of my titles – MOM.

My oldest son taught me the joy of parenting, and now I am a parent of a University student !  Who knew?! He is a quiet, loving, incredible young man.

My daughter, my middle child, continues to teach me what my parents went through !  She is a bright, smart, amazing young woman in her own right.

My youngest son has taught me the very definition of resilient.  He was a foster child in our family whom we decided to adopt soon after he was placed with us at his birth.  He is an amazing kid who has faced many physical and mental challenges in his life.  he lives with Spina bifida and Hydrocephalus.  He has been through a lot in short life; with multiple surgeries and learning challenges.  While teaching him to advocate for himself, I have learned advocacy in a way that I never imagined.

I am a friend who has learned that true friendships will last through thick and thin, some of those friendships are with extended family, some with high school friends, college friends, neighbours and work friends.  These friendships last through school, jobs, marriages, kids, triumphs and disappointments.

Life teaches us as we go, and I am grateful for every moment.  I can’t wait to see what this world has in store for me next !

Bring it on !