“You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around, that’s what it’s all about… HEY!!!’’ That is what nurse Janice and my very sick and elderly mother sing together. She knows how to comfort my mom and make her forget her troubles. Janice is a cross between a “biker chick’’ and Patch Adams. Janice is so helpful and caring, and above all, a good listener! She says life is too short not to be. I know now I could not afford Janice as a private nurse, because Janice is priceless!!! Thank you, Janice.
—Nominated by David S. Hirvimaki