Some Career Paths Seem to be Marked by Fate

March 26, 2013

An article from the Courier-Post profiles local South Jersey residents whose careers paths were influenced by childhood experiences. At 12-year-old, Genine Broderick was experiencing a rash of physical changes unlike those of her peers, such as abdominal pain and jaundice, hallmarks of what her parents feared and doctors confirmed: non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Doctors “told my parents that I wouldn’t live past six months,” Broderick recalls. Twenty-nine years later, she remains in a hospital, though by vocation, not admission. Like many professionals, Broderick believes she was born to be a nurse, in her case at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. “I want to give back what the nurses gave me,” says Broderick. “It’s a lot more than medicine and taking blood pressure, temperature and vital signs. They gave the emotional support to me, and to my family. There’s so much more involved than pushing pills.”

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