A Quiet Comfort

She came to IU Health University Hospital two years ago and works in post surgery. A graduate of Ball State University, Crow is the second family member to become a nurse.

“I think I always wanted to help people,” she says. After graduation from Eastern Howard High School, she declared her major as nursing and set her sights on working in labor in delivery. But plans changed as her career evolved.

“The best part of working in post surgery is the team. We have a great staff,” said Crow 27.

A few more things about Crow:

A lot of people would be surprised: “To know that I was in a sorority in college. For me it was about the service e projects. We raised funds for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and for animal adoption.”

The last great book she read: “The Hiding Place,” the story of Corrie ten Boom whose family became leaders in the Dutch Underground, hiding Jewish people in their home and aiding in their escape from the Nazis.

She enjoys: “I took German in high school and I’m interested in history. One of my favorite patients was an 87-year-old Jewish man who escaped to the US during the Nazi rise to power. Listening to him talk was like reading a page out of a history book. He just really left an impression on me.”

What she likes best about nursing: “Being able to step into someone’s life at the worst moment and being able to brighten their lives.”

– TJ Banes