Doug's Story in 'Nurseweek'

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    I have to let all of my nurse (student nurse, waiting to get into the program nurse, maybe thinking about a career in nursing) friends at 'allnurses.com' know that in "Nurseweek" magazine this issue (October 8, 2007) on page 4 is the story about my late husband, Doug. He was so proud to join me as a RN even though he only had his license for 118 days before he died.

    I am grateful to Rebeccca Ray, editor of Nurseweek, for all of the time she put into this.

    I am humbled by our sons and our friends and their outpouring of love and support. :icon_hug:

    Thank you all,

    JailRN
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    Is there going to be an online version that you can post for us?
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    i would love to read the story, jail.
    you must be so very proud.

    leslie
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    I am sorry for the loss of Doug. I, too, would love to see this story as I do not get Nurseweek.
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    i am sorry about your husband, our prayers are with you. i am glad he was able to become a nurse.
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    I know they have it in the campus library. I'll go read it.

    I'm sorry for your loss, but I am also inspired by what you have said. Yes, we are working hard to help others, but we are also working toward self-actualization. A life not invested in the welfare of others is a life wasted.

    You must be very proud of Doug.
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    I would love to read your story. Will it be available online. I am very sorry for the loss of your husband.
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    I have to let all of my nurse (student nurse, waiting to get into the program nurse, maybe thinking about a career in nursing) friends at 'allnurses.com' know that in "Nurseweek" magazine this issue (October 8, 2007) on page 4 is the story about my late husband, Doug. He was so proud to join me as a RN even though he only had his license for 118 days before he died.

    I am grateful to Rebeccca Ray, editor of Nurseweek, for all of the time she put into this.

    I am humbled by our sons and our friends and their outpouring of love and support. :icon_hug:

    Thank you all,

    JailRN
    I'll be looking for it. Gentle
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    Unfortunately, it's not available on-line, and it's only in the California Edition. I'm having it scanned and can e-mail it to anyone who would like to read it.

    I am so very proud of Doug, as he was SO determined, SO passionate, SO driven, and has left some really big shoes for our sons to fill.

    Even though they didn't have him for as long as we would have liked, I tell them "I would rather for you both to have had him as your Dad for the short time that you did, rather than a lifetime of someone else."

    Thanks for all of your love and support. I am humbled.

    JailRN
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    You must be so very proud of Doug.

    Please accept my condolenses for his loss. I got tears reading what you told your boys about having him for a dad for a little time rather than a lifetime of somebody else. It the exact way I feel about my dad, I was raised without my dad. He passed 3 days before I turned 4. But I do remember him! And everyone always telling me stories of him made him more "real" to me. Keep Doug's memory alive for your boys. I wish you the best in everything.

    May I ask that you email me that scanned copy? I'd love to read it. If you PM me, I can give you the email address.

    Prayers to you and your boys.
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