Aya traveler, Katie, brightens a patient’s day with a burrito!

November 11, 2019 |

There are some bad days that only a burrito and good company can fix. Aya traveler, Katie, was caring for a patient in the CT-ICU who did not eat his provided dinner. Katie went and bought him a burrito from the food truck while she grabbed one for herself on her break. She then spent her break watching Jumanji and eating burritos with him to cheer him up.

This simple act of kindness made an impression on her patient. Read the ‘thank you’ note he sent her below:

“Dear Katie, Thank you so much for your kindness with me during my brief stay in your care in the CT-ICU. I will always be indebted to you for lifting my spirits after what was one of the most difficult and frightening days of my life. You have a great gift for connecting with people and making them feel present, heard and purposeful. Thank you for sharing that with me. I wish you the best in regard to your nursing education and hope you find great joy in all that you do.”

He also included a $25 visa gift card with a note that said “For: Burrito purchasing only.”

We love hearing about all the creative ways our nurses go above and beyond for their patients! Thank you, Katie, and enjoy your burritos!

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