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Thread: Congratulations Nurse KLD!!!

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    Thumbs up Congratulations Nurse KLD!!!

    Congratulations on your retirement!

    On behalf of the many thousands of people you have helped over the years, thank you! We are so very fortunate to have you here at CareCure.

    Professional nursing since 1974, primarily in rehabilitation nursing, with a specialty in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and sustaining care as a clinical nurse specialist from 1984-2017. Recruited to open a new VA spinal cord injury center in 1989.

    She is a published author and teaches extensively for both lay and professional groups, including guest lecturing for both local and Brazilian schools of nursing on SCI nursing care. She is a member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals, and the American Spinal Injury Association, and an honorary life member of Paralyzed Veterans of America. She serves on the steering committee for the Consortium for Spinal Cord Medicine representing ARN. She was selected to be Clinical Nurse Specialist of the Year for 2003 by the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS), was admitted to the SCI Hall of Fame by the National Spinal Cord Injury Association in 2008 in the SCI Educator category, and received the VA Secretary's Award for Excellence (RN-Expanded Role) in 2012.

    Kathy loves to travel the globe, so I'm sure she will be traveling far and wide in the coming years.

    Enjoy Kathy!

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    Congratulations. You earned it. I hope your retirement is long and enjoyable. Travel far but stay close to CC. You will always be close to our hearts.
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    CONGRATS! Hope you stay active online.
    "Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed." - Hunter Thompson
    T5/6 complete

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    Senior Member djrolling's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    Salisbury NC
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! And Thank You. I hope you enjoy every minute of it.....

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    Blessings and best wishes to you in all that you do. Thank you for everything you've done in your physical plane work, and for this cybercommunity.
    MS with cervical and thoracic cord lesions

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    Congrats, KLD, and Thank you. I hope you have a restful, relaxing retirement!

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    Best wishes on your retirement, KLD! Thank you so much for all you have done for so many.

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    Senior Member NW-Will's Avatar
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    Vancouver WA USA - - Male T4 ASIA B incomplete
    Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for all your time and great information.

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    Senior Member ChesBay's Avatar
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    Nov 2001
    Coastal Virginia
    Congratulations KLD!

    Thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge and expertise with all of us on CC.
    Wishing you all the best in this new chapter of life.

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    Senior Member lynnifer's Avatar
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    Aug 2002
    Windsor ON Canada
    Extremely well deserved! You must stay here though, lol. We need you!!!
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    T-11 Flaccid Paraplegic due to TM July 1985 @ age 12

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