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Submission TitleClosure

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Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

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When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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Submission TitleClosure

Short Description (for preview in feed)

Working in the ICU, we often don’t know much about what happens to our patients when they leave. Every once in a while, a beautiful miracle walks through our doors and remind us why we do what we do everyday. This is one of those stories.

NameCourtney Strifler

Full Description

When I walked in that morning, you were pacing. Your baby boy was in the bed, unresponsive, looking nothing like the child you knew, his brain severely injured after a lapse in 18-year-old judgment. I could feel your stress, your worry, your broken heart. I introduced myself, explained everything you had questions about, put my hand on your shoulder- you were shaking, but trying to stay strong. When he was whisked away to surgery, I held you as you sobbed, not knowing if your son would return. I told you this day would keep moving by forward, grueling second by grueling second, but that we would get through it together. I would be there every step of the way. Over time, he improved- I reminded you of our mantra in the ICU- one step forward, two steps back- but that he would get out of there.

I was there when he started to wake up and I couldn’t believe it. He was our Christmas miracle.

He came back with you a couple months later, looked like a normal kid. I told you with tears in my eyes “remember when I told you we’d be on the other side of this one day? That you would make it through?”

Closure is being able to help a mom see all she’s survived, all she’s endured, and hugging her on the other side.

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