Patricia Kane, RN

Sandy made landfall just two days after the end of our NYSNA convention last year. Hundreds of nurses, including me and many of my colleagues at Staten Island University Hospital, were mandated to stay at our facilities. Some of us went home to find our houses destroyed or unlivable. Worse, some lost neighbors and loved ones. Yet NYSNA nurses throughout the affected areas showed courage and strength.

By Pat Kane, RN