Just got news that a former coworker from Cook County passed today. He was only 57 years old. Had Covid-19, was recovering, and then a stroke.
Dave was an excellent nurse and an amazing teacher. During my time in the ER at Stroger I learned many important nursing procedures and techniques that I still use.
More importantly, I also learned from Dave that no matter how many years you spend in an ER, no matter how many bad things you see our world produce which might dim your hope for humanity, you can still be a kind human being and care deeply for others.
You made the world a better place during your short time here.