ESSENTIAL-NONESSENTIAL: PART 19 - Ellen Matzer & Valery Hughes: Ministering Angels - Then & Now. PART II
Even as a quip, to call these two amazing women "nonessential" is criminal. Ellen & Valery were nurses during the AIDS epidemic and chronicled their heart-breaking yet empowering experiences in NURSES ON THE INSIDE. Some of the story is raw, sometimes graphic, but familiar for people with HIV infection or those dear to them. Retired, they were contacted by Governor Cuomo to return to active duty to help the community and to help in finding a vaccine.
When I spoke with Ellen I didn't know what to expect so my "charm" was on. She knocked me for a loop. First in her amazing words and thoughts and then she told me "wait till you hear what Valery has to say." I started out sounding like I got hit over the head... then I got worse.
Ignore me, but LISTEN LISTEN LISTEN to her. HERE IS PART II: VALERY
Here is a link to their book, which, like them, is essential.