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“She developed friends everywhere she went in her professional and personal life with her warm and engaging personality," said C. Wright Pinson of the EMS nurse, LifeFlight nurse, physician liaison and singer for the VUMC band Soul Incision.
It should have been a joyous day. It almost turned tragic.
She remembers one man who was scared and couldn't rest: “I spent 45 minutes…sitting next to him, holding his hand so he felt safe enough to try to sleep for a little bit."
She joins a small cadre of other flight chaplains in the U.S.
"The mother was so grateful that we were able to get her baby to a safe place.”
Jade Forlidas started at Vanderbilt as a nursing student in 1969; after a storied career, she has retired — but her daughter carries on as a LifeFlight nurse