An act of kindness toward a veteran and her service animal earned four School of Nursing students an award from the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
On Jan. 14, Jordan Bonds, Julissa Del Bosque, Matthew Brooks and Amanda Lewis noticed a woman in a wheelchair struggling to cross a busy intersection with her service dog.
The woman, a veteran, was trying to get to an appointment at Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital from Merton Minter boulevard and needed help getting over the curb because there was no wheelchair ramp in the construction zone.
The nursing students, who do their clinicals at the hospital, lifted the veteran and led her service dog safely to the opposite sidewalk so she could get to her appointment.
The event led to a report being filed and repairs are being made in that area .
The students were nominated for the Good Catch Award by Richard Tycer, patient safety analyst at South Texas Veterans Health Care System, and Wesley Richardson, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, CNL, assistant professor in the School of Nursing.
The students received a certificate and were recognized at a meeting with the executive leadership team of the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.