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Spokane health care worker Andie Daisley writes about Covid and grieving

Courtesy of Providence Health Care

Two weeks ago, the Spokesman-Review published a poem by Andie Daisley. She is a child life specialist for Providence at its Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. She helps children and families at the hospital deal with their grief.

The response to the poem has been strong and positive and Andie agreed to come to our studio to read it.Andie Daisley doesn’t consider herself a poet, but one day at the hospital near the end of a shift, she felt the need to open the notes section on her phone and tap out what she was feeling inside.

After she recorded the poem, she told SPR’s Verne Windham and Jennifer Roseman that Covid has dominated her work the last two years. And she talked about what she has done to keep it from overwhelming her.
Andie Daisley talks about working with children to help them with grief.