Renee is a NICU nurse at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, Georgia. She has cared for thousands of premature over the years. She was asked to sit and watch a video, not knowing what it was for, and when she watched it, her heart overflowed. Families were shown on a video clip explaining how wonderful Renee had been to their precious babies, and how she had helped save their lives.
When the video was over, family after family entered through the door with pictures of the babies. But the best surprise of all was seeing healthy children who she had saved as infants, running to her side to give her a hug. She was their hero. Renee loved being able to stay in contact with families to see how their little ones were doing, but she never would have guessed she would be personally visited by them just for a moment of thanks.
Happy emotions filled the room as Renee was able to interact with families who are most dear to her. She said, “I love taking care of these babies. I don’t do what I do for any kind of thank you, but it’s a wonderful feeling to be appreciated.”