Tracey Green, ward clerk and breast cancer survivor, in the middle of a living ribbon of associates and health students

By Kerry Fouraker, Community Liaison

 

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a facility, we at Life Care Center of Hilliard, Florida, have treated patients with breast cancer.

 

We also have a co-worker who is a survivor. Tracey Green has been cancer-free for one year, and she let us be involved in her journey to recovery. We shared tears and joy as she faced the hard times and then the healing.

 

Cindy Graham, who works with us as a rehab tech and certified nursing assistant, wanted to take the time to recognize Green, our patients and all others fighting breast cancer. She thought to get the staff and the HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) group from West Nassau High School involved.

 

On Oct. 23, 2015, we gathered together wearing pink and formed a ribbon with Green in the middle. We thank people like Graham for remembering to support and honor the many people affected by breast cancer.

 

“There is so much I can say about my Life Care Center of Hilliard family,” said Green. “From the moment I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I have felt nothing but love and compassion from everyone, so when the facility did a dress in Pink Day, I wasn’t surprised because that’s what we do: support. But when I was told to stand in the middle of the ribbon, I was elated. After all they’d already done for me, they still cared enough to honor me. I give God all the praise for being a part of such a loving and caring company and for being cancer-free!”