ARKANSAS — Nursing is one of the most difficult, honorable, and underrated occupations in the work force.
Working 12 hour shifts, developing relationships with patients, and getting their hands dirty on the job – literally – is what bonds nurses with some of the deepest relationships in the medical field. So while patients need most of the attention, sometimes nurses have to stick together and take care of each other.
A group of cardiac nurses at an Arkansas hospital went the extra mile for one of their own.
A hardworking nurse and mom, Amanda Burton, didn’t think she was going to be able to see her son graduate from basic training. But realizing what an important milestone his graduation would be, some of Burton’s coworkers pulled their money together for a gratifying surprise.
They got her plane tickets to Fort Benning to see her son, and gave her some extra spending cash.
One of the co-conspirators in the heartwarming act (and OCU alum) , Katie Proffitt, posted a video of the gift presentation to her Facebook page.
“Amanda Burton is the most deserving and hard working person I know. My coworkers and I surprised her with some cash and plane tickets to go see her son graduate from basic training at Fort Benning. Just another great day in cardiology!”
“Y’all are amazing,” Amanda said through the tears. “Thank y’all, more than y’all can imagine.”
We’re sure her son’s graduation will be just as amazing.