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    May172010

    PSW Day Stories Online Now

    Thanks to all the PSWs who sent us their stories for yesterday's PSW day. The day was a great succes, with 35 PSWs from across Ontario meeting with MPPs and Ministers. We have chosen six stories to feature on runningonempty.ca, and we will be contacting the winner of the $50 Metro Gift Card for best PSW story soon.

    Thank you for lending your voice to such a special day. Your words and insights will be shared with your colleagues and help build a PSW movement that understands the value of care in our society and can work to change the health care system for the better.

     

    By Colleen Smith (Washago, Ontario)

    I have been a PSW for almost two years and from the very start I realised that this was something I was born to do; I was meant for this and it was meant for me.

    When I was younger I used to watch my grandfather get ready for the weekly visit from his care worker. He would race around the house tidying up and washing dishes so that after he had been bathed and dressed they would have more time to chat and play cards together. He looked forward to it so much that my grandmother was actually jealous of her ! But “Lady Di” (as my grandmother had nicknamed her) made my grandfather laugh and was actually one of the few people who could beat him at cribbage.  I remember thinking as I watched her interact with him that this would be something I would like to do one day - to make a difference in someone's life and make them smile...READ MORE

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