There are many times in life when we need the caring support of our friends. Erin Oberson, RN understood that one of her co-workers was going through a very difficult time and used her caring nature and proactive attitude to make sure he received the help he needed, although she was never asked.
One of Erin’s friends and co-workers was losing his wife to breast cancer which, by itself, is devastating. However, he had also depleted his PEP time and was receiving no income due to the extended time off with his sick wife, causing additional stress. Erin knew she needed to help in any way she could. She arranged for donated gifts from local businesses and organized a silent auction. She developed a menu, location, and decorations and planned a fundraising dinner in which several of her co-workers assisted. Erin was responsible for raising more than $2,000 for her co-worker and his family, easing his financial burden and allowing him to focus on his wife during these difficult times.
Compassion comes in many forms. Erin’s compassion came in the form of a personal cost, time, and dedication and clearly demonstrated EMMC’s Caring Behavior, commitment to co-workers. For showing tireless kindness and dedication, Erin has been awarded a Splash by her co-workers, EMMC’s highest honor.
The Moral of the Story:
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
“Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how.”
An ocean wave crashing on the rocks does not intend to call attention to itself, but a splash of such power and beauty is worthy of notice.