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Virginia Navy License Plate to Benefit Sailors and Marines

After spending 30 years as a Navy pharmacist, married to a Navy veteran, and raising a daughter who joined the Navy, Roger Hirsh possesses his fair share of Navy pride. Now he’s advocating for the chance [...]

As a Navy Wife, She Served Our Country Too, Now, as a Navy Widow, Your Support Helps Lucia Stay in Her Own Home

It was World War II, with the Allied and Axis powers clashing across the globe. Lucia Tabutt and her five children were on a Navy destroyer, the USS Holton, sailing to Japan. They were travelling to [...]

National Nurses Week 2017: Letter from the Visiting Nurse Program Director, Tammy Ackiss

When Ruthi Moore retired this year after more than 35 years of NMCRS service, everyone knew she left big shoes to fill. As the Society’s first Director of Nursing, Ruthi Moore shaped the Society’s traditional visiting [...]

National Nurses Week 2017: Jo Walker Finds Her Dream Job Working As A Society Visiting Nurse

Sometimes the simplest gesture makes the biggest difference. When NMCRS Visiting Nurse Jo Walker was working with a retired USMC general, she realized his eyesight was not what it used to be and created a large-print [...]

National Nurses Week 2017: Heather Underhill’s Passion To Be A Nurse Started At An Early Age

When Heather Underhill was a small child sitting in the back seat of her parents’ car, she would get upset when an ambulance got stuck in traffic. “Someone in there is sick!” she would shout, and [...]

National Nurses Week 2017: A New Heart and a Caring Visiting Nurse, Thanks to You

Laycee Weaver loves to play doctor. It’s not surprising. At three-and-a-half years she’s had six heart surgeries including a heart transplant. Laycee has a congenital heart defect. Doctors discovered the problem the day after she was [...]

Visiting Nurse in Rota Helps Families Navigate Spanish System and Provides American Touch

It’s always helpful to have a visiting nurse come over shortly after arriving home with a newborn, but many of us don’t realize how important a visit from a Society nurse can be after a miscarriage [...]

Visiting Nurse Helps Former Marine Push through PTSD to Find New Career

When Marine veteran Josh Ray met NMCRS visiting nurse Bobbi Crann, he was living with his wife and their six children in a fixer-upper house in Oceanside, California, that he was trying to fix up himself. [...]

Lindsey Potts-Szoke Brings Calming Presence to New Moms on Whidbey Island

She might receive a text from a new mom with a picture of a baby’s rash and the question, “Is this normal?” or spend two hours talking with a mom whose husband has just deployed, leaving [...]

Sue Waddingham Returns to the Roots of Nursing

By Betsy Rosenblatt Rosso When Sue Waddingham was 16 years old, she came upon the scene of a bad motorcycle accident. “It was pretty clear that it was going to be a fatality,” she recalled. “And [...]

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