April 23, 2008
Pictured: Kara McCoy, Margie Gilmon, Emily McClory, Annette Hanson, Sue Medel, Deb Jepsen, Janine Frederickson, Brenda Jacobson, Pamela Wilsie, and Janis Endsley.
Photograph courtesy PATCHWorks
In talking to a few other people who come in contact with Medel's work with young people, one said, "First and foremost, she is about keeping young people healthy and safe through her work at Public Health. She always makes students feel better about themselves by letting them know they are good, even though they may not have made a good choice." Another said, "Her enthusiasm, ability to speak openly and frankly about sensitive health issues, and willingness to follow through with students has made her an important part of our program."
Karen Eakes, Executive Director of PATCHWorks said, "As many in the community may be aware, we have not had nurses in our schools for many years. However, Sue has been working informally with students in the Medical Technology class and helping them to see the nursing profession in a truly caring manor. In addition, she has been offering a free lunchtime yoga class once a week at the High School and Revilla. This has allowed her to teach important health information related to the practice of yoga, but also have the opportunity to talk informally with students about important health related issues that might not be discussed in a more formal setting."
"Sue Medel is a quiet
but continual and intentional asset builder and that is what
asset building is all about! PATCHWorks wants to thank her for
all she is doing for the young people in Ketchikan," said
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