After the birth of my second child, who was born with a cleft lip and palate, I was so deeply and profoundly touched by the compassion and love we had been shown in his medical journey, I knew I wanted to provide the same sense of comfort to families. I wanted to learn more about the medical field, provide bedside care in the field of pediatrics and provide care, compassion, hope and love to patients and their families, so I chose to become a nurse — a neonatal intensive care nurse. I now take care of the tiniest of patients, but feel I am playing a significant role in the lives of not only the patients, but the families as well. I became a nurse for the tough times and all the small victories, remembering how our family was cared for during a period of rollercoaster emotions and uncertainties.
Michelle Mollette, RN
Arkansas Children’s Hospital