Our QDR Hometown Hero of this week is Registered Nurse, Paula Little.
Paula was nominated by Tiffany who says, “Paula always goes above and beyond. She was recently married in June and was getting ready to go on our honeymoon when her husband had a fire explode in his face and was transferred to the burn unit. She had just gotten off work and pulled down the driveway minutes after it happened. Because her background is in medicine, she was able to immediately start the process and he has no scars from that burn. They spent their honeymoon in the UNC burn center. Just after that in October, my mother-in-law was admitted to the hospital on Friday and was put into hospice on a Saturday. Paula spent her days off getting us everything that we needed and walked us through what was happening. Even the day she was working, she and her husband brought the family and offered to sit with us. She left work the day before she passed and stayed with us until hospice could get there to help us out. During the whole time, she managed to take care of her family and friends, and duties as a nurse. She gives back to the community. That Christmas, Paula and her husband helped a teenager that had been displaced from his home receive presents for Christmas. She is a stand-up nurse and it’s not just a job to her. While at a football game, there was a kid that got injured and Paula was off the bleachers about to go over the fence to help him. Finally, her daughter is a diabetic and her pump malfunctioned just after Christmas and was unresponsive for several days and Paula was right by her side. When she became responsive again, she had the best nurse you could ask for to get her back to normal activity.”
Thank you, Paula, for your service! As a token of our appreciation, we’re sending you a gift card to Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q to thank you for all you do!
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