Murray, our faithful shop mascot has an announcement- 20% discount- Storewide Sale today, Fri. April 19th. ARF!!! Memorial Hospital Gift Shop..Customer Appreciation Day. Lots of surprises!
Vicky Jones is a medical oncologist and a medical director at North Star Lodge. When she began working with people who have been diagnosed with cancer, Vicky chose to approach her relationship with each patient directly, believing that it’s best to always be honest with people. She walks the path with her patients, in good times and bad. During her free time, Vicky enjoys skiing with her family and judging competitive swim meets.
Breast cancer survivor, Karen Kelley is saying goodbye. Goodbye to weekly visits at North Star Lodge that is. Dr Jones officially released the tether yesterday. Always the jokester, Karen couldn’t resist the opportunity to declare it an “official divorce” which is inscribed on this cake she presented to the staff. She looks forward to returning to her many physical activities including; running, rock climbing, weight lifting, and very soon, sky diving.
We wish Karen a fond farewell. Just one of the many success stories that make our work here at North Star Lodge rewarding.
A comment on the senseless Boston tragedy. Watching the news, horrified. One leader after another, telling the cameras what their department is doing about it. Positive responses, to be sure. The most encouraging voice yesterday, though, was from Mr. Rogers who said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
He is so right! Thankfully, the news people turned quickly to pointing out the good people who scrambled to help others yesterday. If we open our eyes, we see it everywhere, really. That’s how we roll; at least in Yakima!
As Tom Peters said, “Celebrate what you want to see more of”.