Riley nurses come to aid of fellow nurse


INDIANAPOLIS — Buddies, coworkers, and nurses all through the state have come collectively to assist one in all their very own in a time of want.

Jacob “Jake” Harmon is a nurse at Riley Youngsters’s Hospital. In December, Harmon misplaced most of his belongings and his Broad Ripple dwelling in a hearth.

“Jake is such a humble individual and by no means asks for assist,” Darby Burns, a fellow nurse at Riley mentioned.

Following the fireplace, Harmon did one thing that many wouldn’t contemplate doing throughout tragedy – he went again to work.

“I used to be capable of name a pal within the metropolis and requested if I may stick with them,” Harmon mentioned. “All of my household is in northern Indiana, the place I’m from, so I didn’t have a lot of an possibility. Then the subsequent day I went again to work. I didn’t know what else to do. It was a solution to de-stress and distract myself.”

Burns mentioned it took the employees noticing an harm to seek out out what occurred to Harmon.

“He really had blisters on his palms from pushing his automotive,” Burns mentioned. “That’s how we knew (in regards to the fireplace). He’s such a selfless individual – the type you solely meet as soon as in a lifetime. We knew we needed to do one thing to assist.”

The nurses at Riley within the stem cell transplant unit have joined collectively to raise money for Harmon.

WRTV is highlighting the work and camaraderie shared amongst nurses in celebration of Nationwide Nurses Week which runs Could 6-12.

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