Nursing is hard.
At Tufts Medicine Lowell General Hospital, nurses are up for the challenge.
Emily Thayer, RN, Oncology Nurse, Lowell General Hospital
At the age of 10, Emily Thayer was told the devastating news. Her mother had cancer.
“I helped take care of her for five years, changing her dressings, getting her anything she needed. Before she passed, she told me I would make a great nurse.” Today, Emily works in the oncology unit of Lowell General Hospital, giving medical and personal support to those undergoing chemotherapy. “These patients come in every week and I build relationships with them. They become like family. I think my mother would be very proud.”