My nephew was diagnosed with several fatal birth defects while still in utero. We knew he would pass shortly after his birth and we all were waiting patiently for him to arrive via C-section. Words cannot describe how difficult it was to say goodbye to this life that had just been born.
Kristy was the nurse in the recovery room after his C-section delivery. Even now writing about the exceptional love and compassion she showed to this baby brings tears to my eyes. She lovingly cleaned and dressed him in his dinosaur onesie, being so gentle with him. She said very few words because she knew none were needed. She gave us all the time we needed, never once making us feel rushed as every single one of my family members took time holding him and saying our goodbyes.
She truly exemplifies the hospital's mission statement of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.
Neither I nor my family will ever forget her and what she did for us.