She stood up to her employer when they tried to blame her for a coworker's mistake. She had surgery on both of her ears to improve her hearing. And she treated and beat thyroid cancer. All of this within the last 3 years!
At first, Gertrude was my mentor as a new registered nurse. Then she was my friend. And now she's become a role model of courage for me and so many others. Thank you, Gertrude, for being brave.