Member Profile_India 2015 – Shirley Seller – Recovery Room Nurse

Shirley Seller_India 2015

Hello, my name is Shirley and I am a recent retiree who hasn’t really retired.  For some reason, I can’t seem to stay away from the hospital. I’m a casual R.N. at the BC Women’s Hospital working in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit as well as an R.N. in the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic.  I have a passion for learning and my latest passion is mothers and breastfeeding.  I became an IBCLC lactation consultant last month.

With ORC, I hope to see health care in action in another country and learning new things.  I know our long days and exhaustion will be repaid many times over by the happiness of the children and their families.  What do I look forward to the most? Everyone and everything! Here’s my list below:

  • Meeting the staff at Kaka-Ba hospital.  The messages from Dr. Champaneria and his staff have been so generous and welcoming.
  • Flying JAL. Their support of the mission, and their hospitality and generosity to all the volunteers is amazing. As a new member, I’m so proud to be part of ORC.
  • The end of the mission when we can all relax.
  • The food
  • Avoiding the “butterflies”

That’s about it for now.  I’m sure I’ll have more news to share once I get to India.