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A Little Boy with a Big Personality

Melony Robinson is the mom to an adorable three-year-old, E.R., who was born with Trisomy 21. She first heard of Sonas through a social worker who was helping her find assistance to care for her baby. “He had a kidney transplant, which required a lot of close monitoring,” explains Melony as she sits down to…

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A Little Boy with a Big Personality

Miracle Baby Gets a Miracle Nurse

For many people, the birth of a child is a happy occasion. For Angelly Rivera, it was a heartbreaking experience. Her baby, A.M. was born at 23 weeks of gestation, weighing 1 lb., 6 oz., with a long list of health complications. She spent several months in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). During this…

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Miracle Baby Gets a Miracle Nurse

Loving Care for a US Veteran

Curtis Thomas is a 79-year-old retired army veteran. Despite coming back home from war in relative health, he needed knee replacement surgery due to an injury sustained while in combat. Recovery was slow and made his activities of daily living more difficult, but nothing prepared him for the aftermath of suffering a stroke. All of…

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Loving Care for a US Veteran

Caregivers Who Have Become Like Family

CSP is an eleven-year-old boy who was born prematurely due to a blood clot in his umbilical cord. Although he was born a relatively healthy baby, he got sick while at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) due to cross-contamination from another baby. He went into septic shock and had to be rushed into surgery…

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Caregivers Who Have Become Family

Barbara Finds Her Calling in Pediatric Home Healthcare

Barbara Rutberg has been a nurse for over 40 years; 20 of them in home healthcare. For the past several years, she has been with Sonas, a place she loves so much, she foresees staying on board until retirement. This is where she met her current client, O.M. “I’ve been with O.M., for about two…

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Barbara Finds Her Calling In Pediatric Home Healthcare

S.S. Finds Her Life’s Purpose as a Pediatric Nurse

S.S. started working at Sonas in late 2018. Soon after, she was assigned to look after pediatric patient, R.E. “I’ve always loved taking care of children, and caring for R.E. always makes my day. Every time I go to her house to start my shift, she’s all smiles. I enjoy it so much.” A typical…

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SS Finds Her Lifes Purpose as a Pediatric Nurse

Sabrina González Finds Fulfilling Nursing Career at Sonas

Sabrina González is from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and has been a pediatric nurse at Sonas Home Health Care for over a year. She has been caring for M.R. since she started working at Sonas. During a typical day with M.R., Sabrina shows up at his home, changes him, gets him ready for school, places him…

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Sabrina Gonzalez Finds Fulfilling Nursing Career at Sonas

When a Tough Client Becomes Like Family

Two years ago, Sonas caregiver Enail Norame started taking care of J.M., an Alzheimer’s patient in his 90s. “Everyone told me he was a difficult person,” Norame remembers. Still, he decided to take on the challenge. He recounts that J.M. usually doesn’t get along with people, but Norame always looks for ways to be on…

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Client Caregiver Success Story

E.S. Has After School Fun With His Caregivers

E.S. is a 10-year-old child who loves to play. And he gets to do so often with his Sonas caregivers, Samantha Narvaez and Catoya Johnson, E.S. has autism and is non-verbal. He’s been receiving in home care from Sonas for over a year, and he’s grown to love spending time with his new friends. He…

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Baby A Giggles His Way into His Caregiver’s Heart

Crystal Lytle used to be an LPN at an assisted living facility. Five years ago, she decided to switch paths to become a pediatric caregiver. Since April 2018, she’s been helping Baby A’s parents care for him. Baby A was diagnosed with several heart conditions when he was only two months of age, and at…

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Baby A Giggles His Way into His Caregiver’s Heart