This month we welcome back our amazing MHF Brain Cancer Nurse, Sandy. After some extended time off growing her gorgeous family Sandy is back working along side of Elise to care for brain cancer patients and their families. We asked Sandy to tell us a little about herself to share with you all...
My name is Sandy, I have been a very proud MHF Brain Cancer Care Coordinator since 2016. I have worked in Oncology Nursing since 2012 and have completed a Bachelor of Nursing, a Master of Clinical Nursing and a Graduate Certificate in Oncology Nursing.
I grew up on the Mid North Coast in Taree, and am the youngest of four. My husband and I have 3 beautiful children, Hugh, Oscar and Bonnie. I love playing touch football and soccer, or any sport for that matter!
Since becoming an oncology nurse, I have developed an even deeper appreciation for my wonderful family and friends. Knowing that my children are proud of me for helping others is everything.
I feel extremely grateful to work as a MHF Nurse. I have the privilege of meeting and walking alongside the most inspiring, courageous and resilient patients and their families. It’s an honour to be there with them every step of the way. I initially became a nurse because I wanted to help people, but it has become so much more than just that.
Being a MHF Nurse is being part of something much bigger than I could have ever imagined, it’s being part of a wider community to find hope amongst the devastation. I am thankful to work with the most amazing team including MHF staff, hospital colleagues and researchers. We’re all in this together.
Welcome back Sandy!