Sudbury.com is recognizing nurse Natalie Szilva as today's Essential Worker of the Day.
Szilva has been a nurse for 27 years and is currently the clinical lead at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.
"As long as I can remember, my mom has been the type of nurse to bring in Christmas or birthday presents for lonely or less fortunate patients," Kailene Szilva wrote. "Most of the time, she tried to make sure they and other coworkers didn’t know it was her."
"She is a woman who not only gives amazing care to her patients but she also makes sure to give as much as she can without ever seeking recognition for her good deeds."
"My mom is such a strong woman and she is a hero not only as a nurse, but she is my hero because of the mother and woman she is."
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