Volunteer Story

Volunteer Story – Christine

By Christine Motschman Wanner Dedicated to my heart warriors Ellie and Kurtis! Why do I travel and volunteer in some of the most “undesirable” tourist destinations in the world on my vacation time?  It is difficult to pinpoint the exact reason why I chose to take time from my busy life to “vacation” Tobruk, Libya, …

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Roslyn’s Story

Novick Cardiac Alliance PICU Nurse and Educator, Roslyn Rivera, BSN, RN remembers her experience with heart surgery as a child. As a pediatric cardiac ICU nurse, I often find myself rocking crying babies just hours after their heart surgery, while I repeat the phrase “I know, I know…” in an attempt to calm them. I …

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A Mother’s Wish

Brenda Kingsley is a mother who volunteers with Cardiac Alliance – here she shares her story with us. Mother’s Day is very special to me, I have been blessed with five children and each of them have changed my life greatly. In 2004, I was pregnant with my fourth child and had gone in for …

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