A Brave Battle Against Leukemia and a Mother's Promise

  1. The inspiring story of Kathy Staub, oncology RN.

    After Michael learned he had leukemia, he asked his mother to promise one thing -- that she become a nurse.

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  3. by   nurz2be
    Thank you for posting that Vicky. What an amazing gift they both gave each other. Hopefully this will help with her healing process. You know Michael is watching over her every step.
  4. by   ohmeowzer RN
    what a amazing story. a wondeful post . yes michael is watching her every step.
  5. by   nursemary9
    Thank You, Vicky
  6. by   imenid37
    OMG, get the tissues! Lovely story.
  7. by   RNcDreams
    To those who have decided nursing is no longer worth it, because of the high patient loads, even higher acuity, and could-be-better pay...... THIS is why we are nurses.
  8. by   leslie :-D
    darn it, i'm bawling my eyes out...

  9. by   nene_1217
    an inspiring story...

    thanks for posting!:
  10. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Dang... I haven't cried in a while. This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
  11. by   not.done.yet
    Ironically, this came out just exactly one year after my son Joseph died. I am in my pre-nursing studies...Joseph was 13 and died of leukemia on January 10, 2007. I promised myself that I would use something of our horrifying AML journey to let Joseph live on. Becoming a nurse just feels right to me, so I am changing careers.

    I loved reading that story when it came in my mailbox...if she did it, maybe I can too.


    Last edit by not.done.yet on Feb 21, '08
  12. by   VickyRN

    What a beautiful son you have; such an engaging smile. Thank you for sharing Joseph's story. He would be so proud of you now.