A Day in the Life at UNMC

Hope After Stroke

The lime-green one is for Bailey, a 16-year-old girl. The light-purple one is for Diane, a go-getter from Seattle. And the orange one is for her, Lenice Hogan, a 47-year-old from Omaha. It simply reads “Hope After Stroke.” The bracelets that take up most of Hogan’s left forearm each carry a special meaning, and represent someone, or something, from the stroke community. Hogan has suffered three strokes. Coincidentally, that’s also the number of marathons she’s run SINCE her third and biggest stroke robbed her of… Continue Reading

Top 5 Memories

Yesterday was my 5-year anniversary at UNMC. I knew it was coming up, but when I received the congratulatory email, it sunk in. I’ve been here FIVE YEARS…doesn’t seem like that long at all. To celebrate, I thought it might be fun to share five of my favorite UNMC memories with you all. So, come, take a walk down memory lane with me. 2008 – My first day. My first day on the job was the same day as a press conference to announce the… Continue Reading

We Are (UNMC) Family

Even though I’m a writer, I have no words for what happened in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. What I do know is that the first thing I thought of when I heard the news, probably like many of you, was my family. How much they mean to me. And how quickly all that can be taken away. I have a husband, a 2-year-old daughter and another baby on the way. But they are not my only family. During the week, I spend just as much… Continue Reading