Leslyn has been a nurse for 20 years and her close friends call her a healer. Whether it’s a person, or small animal, she stops to give the best care to each one with compassion and kindness. Leslyn works in the ICU unit in Arizona. There was a 2 year old that had been burned from pulling a hot pot off the stove. Although the 2 year old was not in her assigned shift, Leslyn heard him crying and went to care for him, rocking him to sleep.
Even outside the hospital, Leslyn cares for close ones around her. Every Wednesday Leslyn has an infamous potluck for friends and family. Leslyn also has a tradition of keeping track of everyone’s birthday. On their special day, they get three candles on the cake representing the past, present and future. In her free time Leslyn volunteers at the ARC as a yoga teacher for adults with Down Syndrome and Autism. She also volunteers as a camp nurse at Camp Courage, a camp for children who have survived burns where she also teaches yoga.