Annie dedicated her life to helping others. For her entire life, she was the person that would go above and beyond to help her family, friends and anyone who needed it. As a nurse, Annie was special because she whole heartedly cared for her patients on a personal level. One of the last patients I remember Annie talking about was a little old woman who only spoke Spanish and, due to COVID, was unable to have visitors and communication was difficult. Annie would talk about how sweet this woman was all the time, and decided to get her a teddy bear as a gift to hold while in her hospital bed. This was just one of the small gestures that defined Annie as a person and just one reason why she is missed every single day.
Just over a year ago Annie lost her life due to complications after undergoing surgery for a brain aneurysm. It was only happenstance that the aneurysm was even diagnosed, but Annie took the news as best as possible. She took her pragmatic nurse’s approach and put everyone else before herself, even in the face of this life-threatening diagnosis. In her last physical act of putting others before herself, Annie was an organ donor, literally giving herself to improve the lives of others who were suffering.
It is with Annie in our hearts that we are holding a Virtual 5k Fundraiser to support The Bee Foundation, which raises awareness and supports further innovative research on brain aneurysms. Please join us and support Brain Aneurysm Prevention so that more people don’t lose their life to this devastating disease.