There’s no stopping Sofi

I first met Sofi May 6, 2008, the day after she was admitted to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She was suffering from progressive weakness, making it difficult for her to breathe. She was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease that causes the body to attack its own nerves. Sofi’s disease progressed through her body, nearly causing complete paralysis. Soon after our meeting, she …Continue reading this post

Meet me at the starting line

I am on call tonight at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the unit is relatively quiet. Margaret, a nurse I’ve worked with for many years, stops by to ask me if we’re having a critical care team for this year’s Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital. We laugh at how we’re not as fast on our feet as we used to be. And yes, I tell Margaret the Honey Bees team, started by Dr. Tom Rice, will be walking again in Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk. Some of the funds raised will benefit …Continue reading this post