A Nurse Gives Thanks for Medical Research

Lea Armstead and George Dover

(Above, Patient and PICU nurse Lea Armstead counts pediatric hematologist Johns Hopkins Pediatrician-in-Chief George Dover among her blessings.)

By Lea Armstead

From a very young age, I knew that nurses were angels. When I was in the hospital at Hopkins Children's, they were always there, as was my mother. They saw beyond my physical pain, beyond the "crisis" of my sickle cell disease. They saw me.