We think you will find our latest member of our Advisory Board's story interesting, as her mom was one of the labor and delivery nurses when Brian was born....
Stepping up and becoming a part of something larger than my immediate world has been nagging my heart for some time now. As we all know, life is short and the twists and turns can be awful and amazing in the same breath.
Then it came to me! Brian's Foundation was a good fit.
One of my biggest influences in my life is my sweet mother. We just celebrated her 85th birthday this past February. Some of you may have met her at the gathering at Lambeau Field last August. She was there to represent Brian as the Labor and Delivery nurse that was there on his birthday.
She has been an amazing role model that caused me to follow her footsteps into nursing. She taught at Bellin College of Nursing prior to my graduating there.
I also worked in Labor and Delivery, as a Surgical Technician prior to graduation. Our lives further parallel as I have since embarked as a Nurse Educator after obtaining my Master's Degree in Nursing Education.
I was born and raised in Green Bay, the youngest of 5 daughters. Yes the "estrogen pool" is very deep! I live in the shadow of Lambeau Field with my husband Jeff and our children Jacob (age 17) and Emily (age 13). Jeff and I will celebrate 25 yrs of marriage on August 14th of this year.
Mom was excited to have me mail the traditional "apple cap" she knits for the new babies of our family. The one pictured is for Kim's baby. Mom was thrilled to make one for her.
I look forward to helping in any way I can to promote education and help those that are reaching for higher ground. Thank you for allowing me to share my story with chapters yet to be written.
Sincerely, Kristin Coleman MSN/Edu RN