Mary-Collette Griffin was working in the ER when she suddenly became desperately ill. She survived cardiac arrest, coma, and had an LVAD and a replacement while waiting for a donor heart. She also went back to school to get her bachelors degree , during this stressful, demanding time. After her successful heart transplant, she later developed kidney failure from anti rejection medications. While navigating dialysis, she learned home PD and later home hemodialysis. And guess what she did in her free time? She is looking into applying to graduate school. Why, because she wants to get back to the profession she loves, nursing. She is a remarkable inspiration to me and a very large posse of peers and friends. I hope her story inspires you to go get that degree you’ve been meaning to do.