Jenny Gabo was my son’s nurse for much of the time that he was on the unit. From the beginning of our interaction with her, she established herself as a caring, compassionate and dedicated nurse. Her ability to understand what my son and the family needed, and how to help all of us deal with this challenging time was remarkable. She routinely took her knowledge and capability to develop individualized interventions that helped him to adapt and to learn how to cope better with this situation. She very easily built a rapport with our son, understanding his issues, how to address them best, and how to create a meaningful relationship that helped strengthen his own abilities. They connected well, and I am thankful for that.
As I am writing this message, I am fearful that it is not accurately portraying the impact that your staff, particularly Jenny, had on my son, my wife and myself. I am truly thankful that she was a critical member of this process for us, and she helped us navigate this critical time for our son. Perhaps my vantage point is a bit skewed as I am well aware of the capability of the nurses that we have here at Michigan. My wife, on more than one occasion, made mention to me how thankful she was to have Jenny as a key part of the team! Having been a nurse for some time myself, and having worked with many great ones, I will tell you with confidence that Jenny is remarkable for her care and compassion, and certainly is a steward for representing the best nurses at Michigan! Thanks so much.