Erin Kane from Prakash Ellenhorn really cares for everyone she works with. Erin and I have met about three times a month since March 2012. I have diabetes, depression, and myofascial pain syndrome. She has been instrumental in motivating me to lose weight and use a pedometer and walk. Through her encouragement I was able to get off my injectable insulin shots. I still take some oral medicine. I have lost about 25 pounds in a year and a half. Erin is a great listener who wants the best for her patients. She is the best nurse I have ever had. She invested in getting to know me well, cared for me and supported me in my nutrition and mental health. She took me to the nutritionist and was with me during my appointments. I was often an emotional eater, but now I think differently about my food. In the past year, she broke her leg, but her care for patients came first. She was still able to take me to my appointments and was always there for me. She gave me 100 percent, and I would like her to be honored in a special way. I thank her tremendously.
—Nominated by Beth F.