Chris Wright knew that his mother Judy wasn’t going to last long when he spoke with her hospice nurse, RonTunDe Hector, one week.
Sure enough, Judy passed away on a Sunday, three days after Wright and Hector discussed her failing health—but although that could have been the end of the relationship between the family and their nurse, it turned out that was just the beginning.
Three years before Hector arrived at the Wright household to care for Judy, who was battling Parkinson’s, Chris had unknowingly helped her out of a tight spot by refilling her gas tank and giving her some cash during a rough week.
When the families reunited, it was under dire circumstances; Judy was nearing the end of her fight with Parkinson’s, and Hector was just there to help ease her final months.
Her caring and compassion with Judy during those days, though, left Wright feeling like he needed to do more for the hospice nurse than just say thank you—so after his mother passed, he brought Hector back to their house.
There, he announced that it was time for her to go back to nursing school—and the Wright family was going to help fund it.
Her tears when the family presented her with $8,000 to get things started were overwhelming and emotional, but Wright insists he had to give her the money.
“She is driven to serve people and care for the sick,” Wright said. “That’s her calling. She’s going to be a nurse. No doubt in my mind.”
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