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Happy National Nurses Week!

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Every year National Nurses Week is celebrated from May 6-12, concluding on the birthday of Florence Nightingale. If ever there was an overworked and underappreciated group of people, it's nurses--and they deserve to be recognized. One website expressed it this way:

"Are there Nurses in your life who have made a difference to you? Did a nurse make a loved one's death a little more bearable? Did a nurse come in and change someone's bandages when you couldn't? Did a nurse give you sample medications at the Doctor's office when you couldn't afford them? Did a nurse make your loved one's stay in a hospital, nursing home or rehab facility a little bit better? If you said "yes" to any of those questions, then get your butt out there and thank those nurses."

I couldn't agree more! Many of you know that my latest novel, Wonders Never Cease, features two nurses working at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles--but what you may not know is that the book is actually dedicated to two nurses at Loma Linda University Children's Hospital, Cyndee and Madeleine, whose love and dedication had an enormous impact on our family more than twenty years ago. We love them both dearly and we still stay in touch with them, and I dedicated Wonders to them just to remind them again.

If there's a nurse who's had an impact on your life, be sure to call them this week and let them know how much you appreciate them. And hey, if you're looking for a special gift to send them, I've even got a helpful suggestion...

How about a novel about nurses?

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