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Medina Lions hear from nurse who volunteered in Puerto Rico

Staff Reports Posted 22 March 2018 at 8:16 am

Provided photo: Emily Winters greets Medina Lions Club President Dean Bellack during a Lions meeting earlier this month.

MEDINA – Emily Winters, a Medina native who is a registered nurse and professional development specialist at Highland Hospital in Rochester, shared with the Medina Lions Club about her experiences in Puerto Rico.

Winters was part of a group of 11 health care providers from Rochester who went to Puerto Rico to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Winters spoke to the Medina Lions Club on March 5 about her 16-day volunteer effort in Puerto Rico. Winters went with a team out of Highland Hospital that worked to bring medical relief to those in a time of great need, said Dean Bellack, Medina Lions Club president.

Her story included her personal feelings of anticipation and anxiety of making such a trip and how such different experience shapes how you view life when you return.

Her team treated hundreds of people per day from minor issues to major critical needs.

“They saw it all,” Bellack said. “In addition, Emily Winters finds time to raise her family, commute to her position as a Nursing Professional Development Specialist at Highland Hospital in Rochester. The Medina Lions appreciate your commitment to Medina and your profession.”

She is the daughter-in-law of Bob Winters, who is a member of the Medina Lions Club. The club has 52 members and is active with several community events every year.

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