On October 4th, Scotland (better known as Scottie), the young girl who inspired Scotland’s Yard, turned three! In celebration of this milestone, we wanted to share more about the ways this incredible group is enhancing children’s cancer care in Waterloo Region with the help of our leaders at Grand River Hospital and how you can join them in pursuit of their mission so more children like Scottie can be cared for right here in our community.
At the core of every world class community are people who care—people who care about the work they do, the community they live in and the chance to make a difference. At Grand River Hospital Foundation, we share that passion and dedicate ourselves to our great community by working in partnership with people from all walks of life to make every health care experience exceptional.
Nancy Murray has been a volunteer at Grand River Hospital for about six years now, but her passion for health care began much earlier on in her life. Growing up, she was inspired by a family friend she looked up to who worked as a nurse. In particular, Nancy was captivated by her unique brooch-style watch, which was pinned upside down on her nursing uniform so she could easily look down and read it while helping patients.
“As a child, I remember her watch and her white uniform and her hat, and she’d say, ‘Well I need that watch [so] I can tell if people’s hearts [are] working okay.’ And that’s what inspired me. I wanted to be a nurse,” Nancy recalled. “She was thrilled when she found out I was doing the volunteering at the hospital.”