Nurse of the Year 2015

Grand Prize Winner 05/06/15

The winner of our Nurse of the Year Contest is Ms. Teresa Hasselberg of Ozark. Congratulating our winner are intern Sarah and Rick Patrick. She wins from both The Gift Shop and the Women Center Boutique at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, $50 gift certificates; from the Petal Pusher, the sweet nurses' bouquet, from Jim Whaley Tires-an oil change, a $50 gift certificate from The Cellar, and from Scrubs 101, a $250 gift certificate. Happy Teacher's Day from all of us at 99.7 WOOF-FM and Thank You for Listening! Her winning nomination letter is below.

Hi, my name is Felecia. I'd like to take a moment to tell you about my mom-in-law and why I think she deserves to be nurse of the year. Her name is Theresa Hasselberg. She is a hospice nurse for Community Hospice of Dale Medical Center. She has been working there for about nine years. She works day in and day out without complaining. She is such a compassionate woman. She treats her patients like they are her family. I know her job has to be hard. It's not easy watching those who are in their final stages of life. But, like the true angel that she is, she is there taking care of not only her patients, but comforting their loved ones as well...no matter what time of day it is. Even when she's called out of bed late at night, early in the morning, or in the middle of a family gathering, she quietly slips out and goes to tend to her "other family" without a single complaint or ill thought. I can honestly say I've never seen a more unselfish person in my life. She will drop whatever she's doing when someone needs her. She always puts herself on the back burner. Even when she was fighting cancer, she still put others first. And instead of allowing it to get her down, she used her struggle as her testimony. And she decided to use that as her inspiration to give back even more. She is the chairperson for Dale County Relay For Life. She spends countless hours volunteering and raising money in hopes that someday no one will have to face the struggle that she did. I hope that I can be at least half the woman my mom-in-law is. She's taught me so much about caring for others. Like I said before, she is the most compassionate person I've ever met and she is truly an inspiration to myself and others. I could go on and on about her. That is why I ask you to please choose her as Nurse of The Year. She truly deserves it. Thank you for your consideration....
Felecia Whittington Hasselberg

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